Bug Ya is a math game that provides motivation for the learner to practice addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts as well as a review money. It is a fun game that is easy to adapt to any grade level, or for a whole class, or a small group of children. The games are simple to individualize since not every pair of students must use the same cubes or have the same objective. Since the goal for each game is determined by the teacher, the time required to play varies. Bug Ya can fill in leftover time, or be played during indoor recess, or when a child finishes his/her work early. It can become a part of a math lesson or be used as a center activity.
Three games are included in this short resource packet. One is for addition and subtraction; the second is for multiplication, and the third game involves the use of money. The second and third games may involve subtraction with renaming and addition with regrouping based on the numbers that are used. All the games have been developed to extend the recall of facts through playful and intelligent practice.
I have personally used Bug Ya with all ages of students including middle school. It is always one that my students ask to play over and over again! As one of my students exclaimed, “It is my favoritest game, ever!”
Here are some other games that focus on learning or practicing math facts:
Beat the Teach – Multiplication and Addition Math Game
Could Be – Math Games to Practice Addition and Multiplication Facts
Race to the Summit – A Math Game to Practice Addition Facts
Make A Difference – A Math Game to Practice Subtraction Facts
Red Light, Green Light – A Math Game to Practice Addition with Regrouping and Subtraction with Renaming