PERFECT FOR DEVELOPING NUMBER SKILLS - 72 CALCULATIONS!
MONSTER MATH MATCHING GAME CARDS are perfect for practicing addition and subtraction, focusing on numbers up to 20. Children can work together or alone, challenging each other and themselves to calculate correctly in order to find the right answer. The monster theme is really popular with children too, and the physical nature of the games is effective for all learners, particularly those who tend to favor kinesthetic learning activities.
I’ve found that the games work particularly well for small group and intervention or additional support work. They are great for your math centers too. Children enjoy working both at their own pace, and also sometimes with a little competitive edge in teams, using a timer to really challenge themselves - can they beat their own time record? Revisit regularly to map both improved number recognition and calculation skill, as well as increasing confidence.
The question cards are numbered, which helps children track their responses when they refer to the answer key. Having access to the answer key helps facilitate both self– and peer assessment in the matching game, and enables children to become a little more independent in their learning. They can easily identify which questions and responses are either addition or subtraction by looking for the +/- sign, and also the position of the monster on the card.
Laminate the cards and answer keys if you can - you'll be able to use them for years to come! I've included both a color and a B&W version of the cards and answer keys, which is helpful if you need to keep prep costs down.
THANKS AND HAVE LOTS OF MONSTER MATH FUN!