Using Games as a teaching strategy really works and this game lends itself perfectly for this type of learning. In the game Two Hundred, students are actively making decisions as they place their dominoes to make numbers in place value. Students use mental math strategies as they add their way to the accumulative sum of two hundred.
This is a fantastic center game or whole class activity. The full color domino game boards allow players to place their dominoes accordingly and the reproducible scoring sheet is perfect for including in student math journals. Black-line masters are included of all game boards for reproducing to include in math or game journals and for sending home for "home-work" extensions.
Have students verbalize their mental math and problem solving strategies out loud to their opponent, while they flip their dominoes and decide which number to make and where they want to place it. This is a great way to assess a student's progress and understanding.
The game Two Hundred is a fantastic problem solving activity that helps students become more confident in their decision making and critical thinking skills. Teachers love it and you will too!
This game will be one of your "Little Geniuses" favorite!