Math Madness Board Games: addition, subtraction, and one-to-one correspondence

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I originally got this idea from one of my associate teachers back in teachers college. The kiddies *never* got tired of playing this game, which is awesome! But even MORE awesome than that, is it had them practicing relevant and important math skills without them even knowing it!

Game Pieces:
One of the reasons the kiddies never get tired of this game {I think} is because the possibilities are endless when it comes to what to use for game pieces! You can use anything from mini erasers, candy, and various trinkets from your local dollar store. It's amazing how something so simple can have such an impact on student engagement.

Differentiation:
For your lower kiddies, you can simplify this game by using just the board and dice (no cards). They can practice one-to-one correspondence by just rolling one or two dice and moving ahead that many spaces. The first player to reach “finish” wins. The game will obviously move a lot quicker but it nonetheless practices important early math skills.

How To Play:
1. Set up the game: Place all addition and subtraction cards (+ and -) face down on the corresponding chevron space on the rainbow mat. Place all number cards face down on the chevron “# card” space *Make sure the cards in each deck are shuffled and not in order*
2. Both players place their game pieces on the “start” image. One player rolls 2 dice, adds the 2 sets of dots together, and moves ahead that many places. The second player rolls, adds the dots, and moves ahead that many spaces.
3. The first player then chooses one card from the “+ -” deck and one from the “# cards” deck. The player determines whether to move forward (add) or move back (subtract) whatever number of spaces was drawn from the number deck. (For example, if a student drew a “+” and “2,” he/she would move forward 2 spaces.
4. The game continues until one player wins by reaching “finish” first

How I Use These Games In My Classroom:
I have used this simple game many different ways with my kiddies. I usually have one of these game boards as a math center each month (usually a holiday-themed one). I also have ALL of these game boards available in a folder so students can play as an “I’m done, now what?” activity or during Fun Friday. Because we use these games so frequently in my room, I make sure to print the boards and cards on cardstock and laminate for durability.

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