This motivating game is easy to play and is perfect for reinforcing all operations and problem solving skills, with a FUN twist!
Students must "think" about the math and use good strategy as they actively decide which dominoes should go where, as they place them onto their board.
A simple introduction to the game rules and their variations, can be effectively done using the smart board. Another effective teaching method is to gather your students together, to visualize and "Be Involved" in a few demonstration rounds of play.
This is also a great game to send home as a "Home Work-Play" activity.
I often challenge students to go home and RE-TEACH this math game to someone new, as this further develops their own understanding of the skills involved. Players use problem solving skills as they CHOOSE which operation to use. Encourage your students to use their "math talk" and share their strategies with their partners, during the play of the game.
The recording sheets are useful for assessment purposes and are recommended as a necessary component.
For differentiated instruction, have those students who need to build their confidence, use Operation Domino Game Variation B-2. This game variation is less difficult ( no division).
Alternatively, for those players who are ready for a challenge, have them play Operation Domino Game Variation B - as this game does include division.
Black-line masters are included for all of the game boards.
Let the games begin, with your "Little Geniuses"!