This fun math game allows students create a variety of number sentence equations to hit the target numbers in a football game.
Materials: 4 dice, and a game board for each player.
How to Play:
Roll 4 dice. Use two, three, or all four numbers on the dice and any combination of operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide) to create number sentences equal to a point value in the game of football. For example if you roll 2, 3, 5, 5 you could create 2x3=6 to score a touchdown; 2x3-5=1 for an extra point; 5-3=2 for a safety; etc. A player may score as many points as possible during each quarter as long as each number sentence is unique, but using the commutative property (2x3=6 and 3x2=6) does not count as a unique number sentence. An extra point may only be scored once a player has scored a touchdown. Record all number sentences on the section of the game board for each quarter. Players take turns and switch which player rolls first during each quarter. After four quarters, add up the total number of points scored by each player. The player with the highest total wins the game.
Game boards available in color or black and white.
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