Directions for Playing the Game
Print off game boards and cards onto card stock. Cut apart the game cards and laminate for durability. Game boards may be placed into sheet protectors. Note: The cards with the answers are the game board. The cards with the problem are the game cards that need to be cut apart. There is one set of answer cards for each game board. They need to be marked in some way so they don’t get mixed up because only the cards that go with the game board will work.
This game works best with 2-3 players. Players need colored counters in different colors for each player. You may also use dry erase markers in different colors for each player.
Place game board on table or playing surface.
Player one draws a card. They then work the problem on the card. The students may use scratch paper to solve the problem if needed.
Once the problem has been solved, the player looks for the square that has the answer to the problem. For example, the player chooses 19 + 24. The player solves the problem and gets 43. They place their counter on the square with a 43. If the player is correct, they place a counter on the square with the 43. If incorrect, the next player takes their turn. The first player to get four in a row either across, down or diagonally is the winner.
This game is great for centers as it does not require much direction from the adult in charge.