I love using this game as a small group activity while I am teaching decomposing numbers up to 5. After students have mastered this activity in small group, it is also an amazing center! Keep in mind, having a set of 5 manipulatives per student is helpful
After you have printed and laminated the game board, (in color or black and white), and the corresponding number cards, glue the game board onto a file folder and cut out the number cards.
On their turn, students draw a number card. Using manipulatives, students need to successfully break apart the number into two parts, (If they draw a 5, they can break their cubes into two groups, telling you that 3 and 2 make 5). If the student gives a correct answer, then they may move their game piece to the closest matching number on the board. If not, they can ask for help, or you can give the question to another student, (teacher judgment on this one ). The first student to make it to finish, wins!