This 24-page Boogleâ„¢-inspired packet comes with full-sized as well as student game boards.
Basic rules are like Boggleâ„¢ rules. No number used twice. Can move horizontally, vertically, and diagonally, but all game pieces must be touching in order to make a move. No jumping around the game board or doubling back allowed.
Some student game boards can be cut in half-sheet size, while one style is meant to be left together and both sides used by the same student/pair.
There are options for black-and-white printing as well as 3 different color options.
There are 2 complete game variations included.
Print only what you need and keep the rest saved in case you need a different version later.
One would be for younger students where they are asked to create their own problems using certain symbols allowing for differentiation.
The other would be more appropriate for older students where they are given and answer and must create as many problems as possible to reach the given answer.
Positive and negative integers and positive and negative squared integers are provided as game pieces.
I included the basic math operation symbols, including the equal sign for students to be able to manipulate on their work area if they are having difficulty 'seeing' the solutions on the full-sized game board.
I also included more advanced symbols such as the square root symbol, absolute value bars, parentheses, and 2 variables to again differentiate for higher-ability students. They can manipulate the pieces to help them check the problem before recording it.
There are also blank game pieces included.
For the game pieces, you can choose to print black numbers and symbols on white or color paper, or you can print in 'reverse' with the main area being black and the numbers and symbols showing through as the color of paper you chose to print on.
**I would highly recommend a 1-1/2â€ Round Paper Punch for cutting out the round game pieces.
For best results, print on cardstock and laminate before cutting out and allowing students to play.
This could be used with whole-group, small-group, as review, practice, for center time or early finishers.
Hits on much-needed critical thinking skills!
With all the options, blank game pieces, and differentiation built in, the sky is the limit for Math Marvel.
This will work from the youngest to the oldest student!
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