Addition - Equivalent Sums - Triangle Game is and engaging way to help students practice adding fluently and to help them memorize their basic facts.
Pass out several playing cards to the students playing the game.
Lay one card on the table or floor.
Everyone checks their playing cards to see if they are holding a card that has an expression that has an equivalent sum.
If they have a card that has an equivalent sum they lay that card down as soon as they realize that they are holding the card.
There will be several cards that could work so more than one person could find an equivalent card. The first one to lay their card down gets to keep their card there.
This game is engaging because everyone is playing at the same time….there are no turns. Each player is required to constantly be looking at the opportunities on the table and looking for matches in their hand.
I also play by the rule that the expressions must be different while being equivalent.
Yes – 3+4 and 5+2 can be matched up, as well as 5 + 4 and 4 + 5
No – 3 + 2 and 3+2 are not used unless the game is stalled and the card is needed to continue playing.
I hope you and your students enjoy this resource and it helps your students grow.