Are you ready for some football?
Do you need a fun and exciting activity for your students to practice the skill of adding and subtracting whole numbers within 1000? How about a math activity perfect for those months before, during, and after the football season? Try the simple game on this file. Just print and play!
Three different sets of recording sheets and game cards are included on this file. I prefer to use the first set as an introductory, whole-class activity, and then use the second and third sets as a learning center for the remainder of the season or month.
There are two methods of play; solely dependent upon the amount of time you have available in preparation of this fun activity. One method involves game cards, where one side of a paper card has a addition or subtraction problem, and the other side will have the correct sum or difference. Students play by solving the problems that are face-up on a card, record their answers on a recording sheet, self-check the answer on the back, and if he or she is correct, they get to spin a paper-clip spinner and move down the football field.
The second method of play eliminates the use of the game cards, thus reducing the overall preparation time. Students use a single die to determine problems to solve on their recording sheets, independently self-check the answer with the corresponding answer key, and if he or she is correct, they get to spin a paper-clip spinner and move down the football field.
This file contains:
●suggested procedures and management for both methods of play (whole-class and learning center)
●2 Football Frenzy game boards… they differ only in the color of footballs.
●2 dice charts, one with 11 different football outcomes, one with 6 different football outcomes
●2 paper-clip spinners, one with 11 different football outcomes, one with 6 different football outcomes
●3 adding whole numbers recording sheets (for teachers to have answer documentation)
●3 subtracting whole numbers recording sheets
●3 sets of 16 adding whole numbers question and answer cards
●3 sets of 16 subtracting whole numbers question and answer cards
●1 set of blank recording sheets and answer keys
●1 set of 32 blank question and answer cards
Your students are certain to have a blast playing this game, all the while sharpening their ability to add and subtract whole numbers within 1000.
Additional Football Frenzy Math Skills & Learning Centers:
Adding & Subtracting Decimals
Adding & Subtracting "Like" Fractions
Adding & Subtracting "Unlike" Fractions
Comparing & Ordering Decimals
Division with 3- & 4-Digit Dividends
Divisibility Rules for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10
Improper Fractions & Mixed Numbers
Multiply & Divide Decimals
Multiply & Divide Fractions
Multiply & Divide Whole Numbers
Simplifying & Comparing Fractions