This is a new take on an old favorite. This game for two players has students taking turns drawing lines on a grid. Each time a player closes a box with the fourth side, the player takes the box, and goes again. But in this game, the box contains an integer which the player must then add to his or her score. No skipping turns, and no refusing to take a score, the players strive for the positive numbers but are often forced to take negative numbers. Highly engaging, this game will have even your less motivated students adding integers in no time. Of course a small treat for the winner helps.
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