I originally produced this game as a review activity for my students, and they loved it! The game can be played with two or more players, and is great for centers.
Some of the reasons this game worked so well with my 7th graders -
- They do not feel rushed! While this game does require students to answer a variety of mathematical questions, the students do NOT have to complete their equation before the next player can roll the dice.
- The students are given the option to either solve the equation on the card and collect money, or skip it and "pay the bank" (middle of board).
- The students MUST answer a card from their color square before they can move on, this ensures that the students are not just "skipping" all of the math.
- The game is based around money, the object of the game is to finish the game with the most money in their pockets. This is a GREAT topic to reinforce with my 7th graders, and also provides them the opportunity to do some easier mental math.
This product includes:
- One MATH MANIA game board (I have laminated these, and stores all of the game pieces in a shirt box)
- 9 Orange Cards that consist of various equations involving adding, subtracting, and multiplying, positive and negative fractions and mixed numbers, simplifying and converting improper fractions to mixed numbers.
- 9 Yellow Cards that consist of equations involving order of operations, and multiplying and dividing multi-digit positive and negative integers.
- 9 Pink Cards that consist of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing positive and negative decimal numbers.
- 9 Green Cards - These are "fun cards", and the students are required to do something silly in order to collect $4-$5. (example - Your signature recipe won in a competition! Tell everyone your secret recipe and collect!)
- 9 Blue Cards - The blue cards are the "challenge cards", and each player must complete a challenge card to officially finish the game. The challenge cards consist of various word problems involving fractions, decimals, positive and negative integers.
Also, as a great beginning of the year review, check out MATH MANIA involving 5th and 6th grade standards!