6 free math center games to help you set expectations and begin the introduction of math centers in your classroom!
Simply run these games on colored paper, laminate, and add manipulatives!
Use these 6 free games during your launch period to set expectations for partner play!
As you introduce your math game expectations, teach the following lessons explicitly:
How to start a game without arguing
How to take turns
Proper game and manipulative clean up
How to use a spinner
How to use dice
Where materials sit between partners
How to sit while playing a game
How to win without bragging
How to lose without pouting
To begin, play each game under the document camera teacher vs. students. Focus on one skill or attribute of game play and teach it as you play the game together. Model incorrect behavior as well as correct behavior.
I hope you enjoy!
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