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These are simple, printable Math games that make great independent activities for your Math centres. These math games are the perfect way to encourage students to think, plan and strategise. They require thinking and strategy.
Once printed and laminated, you are ready!
You'll remember an old paper and pencil version of the first game: it is called Boxes, and is for two players who take turns drawing lines and hoping to complete a box.
There is a version of this, with instructions. Of course, you could keep drawing this grid, but once you print and laminate, it is a re-useable activity. My students valued the game more, once I'd made these permanent boards.
Students must plan ahead and use strategies: so these are thinking games.
I introduce this game first.
The next game is similar, but players need to draw triangles, which is a little more difficult.
The third game, the goal is to complete hexagons, so much more to think about and organise.
In the fourth game, the goal is completely the opposite! Players need to draw but avoid closing shapes. This requires different thinking. I like to throw this into the rotation to introduce a different concept and to keep students thinking and learning.
I found many unexpected educational benefits in these boards!
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