I have! Who has? Zip through reinforcing the knowledge of sums and differences of basic addition and subtraction facts.
Twenty-one game cards include three different rounds of color-coded facts from 0-20 on each game card: Round A - Addition (green), Round B - Subtraction (black), Round C - Addition and Subtraction Mixed (red). Directions and cover sheet are included for this game to help guide students as they practice their facts quickly and accurately while working cooperatively with classmates to see how rapidly they can zip through a complete round!
Game preparation: Once sheets are downloaded, copy onto cardstock paper and cut apart the two cards per page to have a set of 21 game cards.
DIRECTIONS for PLAYING ZIP AROUND
Pass out a card to each player. If there are more cards than students, give students more than one card.
THERE ARE THREE ROUNDS.
ROUND A: Addition Facts (printed in green)
ROUND B: Subtraction Facts (printed in black)
ROUND C: Addition and Subtraction Facts (printed in red)
Make sure that students know which round of the game is being played – Round A, B, or C. Color coding will also help students to identify the round being played.
Play begins with the student holding the card with the large number 1. The student reads from their card, “I have 1. Who has __. “ (and reads the math fact by the letter of the round being played. The student holding the card number that shows the answer to the math fact that was asked, then reads from their card, “I have __. Who has __? “
The game continues until all cards have been used and the final answer is number 1 which would be answered by the student holding the card with number 1 and is the same student that began the game.
Time each round and see if the students can beat their time when they play the game again.
Do the math! How much time elapsed? What is the difference between the first and second timed rounds?