Direction Cards for various math games that will reinforce basic number sense and +,-,x operations. Students can play these games in partners or small groups. You need number cards, dominos and dice (one game needs a timer).
Laminate the cards and put on a ring for easy access and quick implementation.
These games are great to use as math centers, morning work, homework or indoor recess. These games allow me to work on sportsmanship as well. I try to give rewards for cooperation, positive/motivating comments and sportsman-like comments at the end of games. Great way to embed social skills into your math lesson!