This math activity is perfect for your early-finishers to work on while your class is studying place value or any other subject in math! By nature, it is differentiated; your students will create a finished product based on their current abilities.
Everyone loves to play “I Have, Who Has?” in their classroom, but it takes MUCH more skill to create an “I Have, Who Has?” game than it does to play one. If your kids are familiar with how the game works, this is the perfect enrichment activity that you can use to keep your early finishers busy.
Simply print and cut out the criteria included for your students, supply them with index cards, and let them work independently or in partnerships to create a game. You might even choose to supply your students with one or two “I Have, Who Has?” games to use as a mentor when they create their game, though they should already be very familiar with how the game works when they begin this project. Students can both check and play each other’s games as a way to review. If you use your students’ games during whole-class instruction or Morning Meeting, you will really support your sense of community within your classroom.
This will be a difficult project for some students—resist the urge to help them as much as you possibly can. They are capable of doing this independently, and they will learn a lot about checking over their own work if they complete this on their own. I recommend asking students, “How could you solve that problem?” or “What adjustments might you make to make the game more fun?” if they are reluctant to solve any game-making errors on their own.
This product addresses the following Common Core State Standards:
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP6 Attend to precision.
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