Representing and identifying numbers in many different ways is a vital building block for young math minds.
FIND IT FAST is a great game (in the style of “Spot It”) that will strengthen your student’s ability to fluently see numbers in a variety of ways (numerals, fingers, number bonds, base-ten blocks, ten-frames, dominoes, equations).
The game includes 30 cards, each decorated with an assortment of icons: numbers 1 – 20, shapes and math symbols. Between ANY TWO cards, there is always one and only one matching icon.
As students search for matches, they sharpen their number fluency, their number comparison skills, and their ability to represent & read any number in many different styles of representation.
Place all the cards face down in a pile. Take 2 cards from the pile, turn them face up and be the fastest to find the matching icons. Prove the icons truly are matches by explaining how the different number representations are equal.
Turn over 2 new cards and find the next match! When there are no more cards left in the pile, the player who collected the most cards is the winner. Shuffle the cards up, play again and try to find new matches!
Perfect for math centers, Math Daily 3, independent work time, family math nights or as a homework game.
Find It Fast: Identify & Compare Numbers, Shapes and Symbols
by Prince Padania
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