Help hustle the elves along in their preparation for the holidays!
Do you need a fun way for your students to practice the skill of adding and subtracting whole numbers? How about a math activity perfect for the month of December? Try the simple game on this file.
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 along the path of multicolored gift boxes.
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 along the path of multicolored gift boxes.
This file contains:
●Holiday Hustle game board
●2 recording sheets for students to record their answers to the various questions they will solve during the game (and for teachers to have answer documentation)
●2 recording sheet answer keys
●a paper-clip spinner (minus the paper-clip)
●suggested procedures and management for both methods of play
●set of 30 addition question cards and 30 addition answer cards
●set of 30 subtraction question cards and 30 subtraction answer cards
Your students are certain to have a blast playing this game, all the while sharpening their ability to solve sums and differences of whole numbers.