Studying algebraic expressions or do your kids just need a little review of calculating expressions? They are sure to enjoy this monster themed game.
Please read this part carefully, so you will know the exact skill students will be working with. In this game, students will solve the expression for the phrase. They will calculate the expression that is written in word form. For example, a problem may say...."The product of nine and four divided by six." The answer would be 6. The students read the words and then solve. By working to solve the answer, students are able to review the same thinking skills required to formulate and write an algebraic expression. In this game, they are NOT actually writing or telling the actual expression using numbers and parenthesis. They are solving the algebraic expression "phrase". Another example would be....Take away two from seven and multiply the difference by six." The answer they would give is 30. This game does not include variables, but it does help build the foundation students will need in order to replace missing numbers with letters.
How does the game work? Students will roll, solve, and then go. On a student's turn, they will roll the dice one time. They will then move that many spaces. They will then read the algebraic expression phrase for the square they landed on. They will solve and give an answer. Their partner will check the answer on the key. If they get it right, they get to move ahead one more space. If they miss it, they move back 3 spaces. The first one to the end wins the game.
NOTE: This is a black/white game with black line graphics. There is NOT a color copy included. When I created this for my own class, I decided to make something that took few copies, something that would save my ink, something that had easy directions, and was very little prep work. :-)
This algebraic expressions game will work perfectly as a math center during math rotations.
If you have any questions about the expressions included, please send me a message before you make your purchase. Thank you.
For this game, you will need a dice, game markers, the game board, and the answer key, and notebook paper to solve the problems.
Your students are sure to have fun as they play.
For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.