Graph-O is an engaging and motivating math game that helps children practice number recognition and subitizing, while making decisions using logical reasoning skills.
The game boards are designed differently, allowing students to focus on a variety of skills, i.e.learning how to recognize numbers in symbolic form and to read and write their number words, within the context of a graph.
Each colorful graphing game board comes in a black-line master copy so that these can become a great addition to any math journal or for "take home" practice.
Graph-0 is an easy game to introduce and using the smart board is a great way to engage the entire class. Pairing students according to ability levels is an effective way to have them work cooperatively as a partner team.
Students are encouraged to "share their math talk" throughout the playing of the game, as the decision making aspect is key to their learning. Children love to be challenged and the problem solving part of the game lays the foundation for higher level thinking games.
This is an excellent activity for differentiated instruction and I encourage all of my "Little Geniuses" to set a goal for themselves and try to fill in their whole graph, as a variation to the rules.
An ADDED BONUS: The game boards are also very versatile and can also be used for many regular dice math games.