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Low-Prep Halloween Math Games
8 Games to Support Common Core Math Standards
**2 BONUS GAMES ADDED 10/18/14**
Created by Sarah E. Masters ©2014
Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.2 By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
Candy Corn Cover Up — Adding, finding difference, or doubling two die game of strategy
Operation BOO! — Players choose to find difference or sum of two number cards
Jack-O-Lantern Time! - Add 8 or 9 to the sum of two die
Spider Sums to 21 —Add 9 to sum of two die
Catch that Bat BUMP! — Adding doubles
Snatch that Ghost BOO! - Subtracting sum of two die from 20
It’s in the Bag! - Adding near doubles
Bubbles of Brew — Add sum of two die, cover 1 or 2 numbers to equal sum, add sum of uncovered numbers —-game of strategy
Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends.
It’s O.K. to be ODD! - Identifying odd and even numbers to 20 (2 versions included — one with directions for modeling/proving)
Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100-900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100-900.
Witch’s Walk - Add/subtract 10 and 100 from 3-digit numbers (2 versions included—one with directions for modeling with base ten tools)
clear colored counters (for Bump games), colored counters, 6-sided dice, base-ten tools (if desired)
Easy Game Prep:
All but two games SIMPLY require printing and gathering of materials.
Print, cut, and place It’s in the Bag! cards in a lunch bag or Halloween treat bag.
Print, cut, and place Operation BOO! cards in a zip baggie.
Simply trim page one of Witch’s Walk and tape to page two.
Games can be easily printed and sent with students for home practice.
Print games in grayscale for a less expensive option.
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