This addition game is great for kindergarten, first, and second grade classrooms. It really helps students memorize their basic addition facts in a FUN WAY. Additionally, lessons can very easily and quickly include components that tie in measurement & data as well as probability. The game can be played on a SMARTBoard or on paper. This upload includes BOTH versions, a SMART Notebook file & a PDF file. An attachment to the PDF file is embedded on the 3rd page of the SMARTboard document. This game is great to use as a whole-group or partner/center activity. Students even enjoy playing this game during indoor recess or as part of “Fun Friday!”
Playing the game is very simple. If you are playing the SMARTBoard version, you really do not need anything! The SMARTBoard version includes interactive dice, playing chips that are infinite cloners, and a picture of the game board. If you are having partners play on paper, all you need are 2 dice, 2 crayons, and 1 paper per group. The goal of the game is to see who can color in the most spots on a ladybug whose spots are numbered 2-12 (all the possible sums of 2 dice). Players take turns rolling, adding using any strategy, and then saying number sentences aloud to their partner. Players then color in ladybug spots that match their sum. If a student rolls a sum that is already colored in, he/she cannot make a move, and the next player gets to roll. Players will not finish this game quickly because it is very hard to roll (1 + 1), (1 + 2), (5 + 6), and (6 + 6). However, students will practice a ton of addition facts because they need to keep rolling until all of the spots are covered. Students will begin to memorize facts after rolling the same addends over and over again.
Thank you & enjoy!