Thursday, June 14, 2012

[Adding Astronauts] addition match game FREE TODAY ONLY!

Today only you can pick up this super cute FREE addition match game.
After today, it will be added to the "Rocketing to Addition" game pack.

I created this game using some scaffolding for success.
The "answer" cards should be printed with the astronaut with the flag on the back.
The "question" cards should be printed with the astronaut in the rocket on the back.
That way, my littles will know to choose one of each to try and make a match.
This game will be played in early September when addition is an incredibly new concept for most of them.  I want the focus more on the addition and less on the actual memory game.

This first pack contains ONLY sums that equal 10 or less
AND the doubles facts up through 10+10.
Doubles facts are easy to memorize and can be a useful strategy when adding neighbor numbers.  Plus, it made the number of cards come out evenly.  lol.
No reciprocal facts (ie: 1+3 does not appear on another card as 3+1).
Why?  Because there are already enough cards in the deck for beginner players.
No need to muddy the waters just yet.  ;)

Other packs will be added so the challenge level of the game may be increased.

That's my reasoning.  It makes sense to me, which may or may not be saying much. . .

2 more days of math class.
There was a killer problem on the homework last night that I *hope* I solved correctly.

If Susan invested $12,000 in two different accounts (a CD account that earns 7.25% interest and a money market account that earns 5.4% interest) and earned $730 in interest over the course of the year, how much did she initially invest in the money market account?

Um, I don't know?
Just kidding.  I did figure it out, and mathematically the answers are all reasonable, but it took me for.e.ver. and a LOT of paper because I kept trying different strategies and equations to get to the end result.  I only hope it's correct.  Guess I'll find out in a few short hours. . .

I know, why don't YOU figure this one out, leave your answer in the comments (along with HOW you solved the problem and an e-mail address) and if you're correct, I'll send you something fun!!  Then YOU can suffer right along with me.  Although you can probably figure it out in 12 seconds with 1/4 sheet of paper. . .

And, then, what a non-joyous start to the morning - the boy was getting ready to eat breakfast and head off with the scouts to put flags up for flag day when he grabbed the garbage can and threw up.  A lot.  :(
That means no helping with the flags and no baseball for him tonight.
He's sad.  I'm sad for him.
Besides, the whole throwing up thing just doesn't sit well with me.
That's Luke's job.
And he's at work.  Waaaahhhhhh!!!

May your day be filled with sunshine and fun (and not barf).


  1. Looks like a fun game ~ can't seem to download it though. Could you check it out? Would love to have it for my class! Thanks a bunch and have a great summer break!!!

    1. Thanks for letting me know the link wasn't working! Uuuggghh. I need a nap, lol. It's working now. :)

  2. I just found your blog & I'm your newest follower!! I love the adding astronauts math game. Thanks for sharing! I look forward to exploring more of your blog!!

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. What a fun game. Thank you for sharing.

    That's so not a fun math problem. I'm so bad at percentages.

  4. I love the graphics. Thanks for sharing. My firsties will enjoy playing this game. (I love it when they think they are playing instead of learning.)
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  5. What a cute game. I know it will be a hit with the kids. Thanks for the freebie .... I'm a new follower too!

  6. Very impressive and knowledgeable blog.Addition and subtraction is a very important topic of mathematics as it is the base of whole subject.It is the primary manipulation which a student should know to excel in the subject.
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  7. Hi Deb
    I've been your follower for awhile. I have to tell you, I love your blog and think it's so funny and always find good stuff here. Bummer- I missed your space freebie for my space unit. Oh well. Next time. Take care!
    The Caffeinated Classroom