This is a FUN game where students can use their knowledge of early addition/subtraction facts (along with some strategy) to beat their partner in the square!
Materials: For each game you will need two players, one game board (run on paper or cardstock), a set of colored counters for each player (each player chooses a color) and two 6 sided die with numerals 1,2,3,4,5,6.
Directions: This is a great game for building fluency with addition and subtraction facts. Students will roll two numeral die. They can add the two numbers (and place a chip in the blue area) or they can subtract the two numbers (and place a chip in the yellow area). There is some strategy involved in determining if you want to add or subtract to get your three chips in a row!
If the student cannot make a play on their roll, they lose their turn.
When a player has three chips in a row, they win that game and they place a chip on one of their circles at the bottom. Clear the board after each game. The first player to win three games is the winner!
Additional support: Students can use a bead rack, ten frame or counters to help them solve.