Students will practice creating missing number math facts using the dots on a domino.
To play, students choose a domino and draw the number of dots. Next, they write an addition or a subtraction problem that correlates to the dots on the domino. For example, 6 dots + 2 dots = 8 dots or 8 dots-6 dots=2 dots. After creating the math problem, students will copy it into another form, leaving one of the numbers out. Finally, they will trade with a partner that will solve their missing number problem.
This product includes two versions. Version 1 has the students create six problems at once. This version is an excellent way to introduce the activity to the whole class. Version 2 has the students create the problems one at a time and then trade. This version makes an excellent center.
This activity can be made as a one time use activity or laminated to create a reusable center. Using dominoes to create the numbers ensures that students can play the game again and again and that play will be different each time. Student friendly directions are also included to promote independence. This is a center that can be printed once and used for years to come.
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