There are only 8 pages to this activity, but it can be used for so many skills. It can be used to teach the concepts of addition and subtraction. You can add three numbers and regroup to make a ten. Kids can memorize facts with little game. I have basically used it to reinforce addition facts.
This game is played cooperatively with 4 players. All they need are die and 4 gameboards. The gameboards are really strips of numbers from 2 to 12 (2 die) or from 3-18 (3 die). Each child has a gameboard. Players throw the die and add the numbers. They put their marker on the sum. You can use anything for markers. I used poker chips.Once a child has marked a number, they cannot mark that one again. If their numbers add up to a sum already used, they have to pass. The player that fill their board first wins.
I have included a sheet of alternative ways to play. I am sure that there are many more ways to use the gameboards. You probably could use this for mulitplication. It just would not be as concrete.
If you use Everyday Math or Singapore Math, this game would fit into the curriculum because it is concrete and manupulative.
I would say that the basic game is appropriate for grades 1-2, but it could be adapted for other levels.
Common Core Standards are:
CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.A.2 Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.B.3 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract.
CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.B.4 Understand subtraction as an unknown-addend problem. For example, subtract 10 – 8 by finding the number that makes 10 when added to 8.
CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.C.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten
CCSS.Math.Content.2.OA.B.2 Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.2 By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
This is a fun game to play, even for adults.