These 2-player math games are a fun way for students to practice addition facts. There are 3 versions of each game: simple addition using 2 dice, addition using 3 dice, and adding 10 to the sum of 2 dice. Each game comes in color (to laminate) as well as black and white (for students to color). They would work well as center games or as homework. To complete each game, simply include dice and 2 sets of 3 game pieces. I like to send the games home in plastic bags, including a book with the same theme.
These games address the following Common Core Standards* for kindergarten, first, and second:
K.OA.A.1 Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings1, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out
situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
K.OA.A.5 Fluently add and subtract within 5.
K.NBT.A.1 Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones.
1.OA.B.3 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract.
1.OA.C.5 Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2).
1.OA.C.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.
1.OA.D.8 Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers.
1.NBT.C.5 Given a two-digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count; explain the reasoning used.
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.
*Common Core Standards © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.