This game helps students practice adding and subtracting integers. It can be used as a math center, an earlier finisher task, and also as a review game.
Here are the directions:
- Print out, cut, and place cards in three piles. The cards with pink monsters should be in one pile, the cards with orange monsters should be in one pile, and the cards with just the addition and subtraction problems should be in one pile.
- Each player in a group places their counter or chip on the “Start” spot.
- The first player draws a card from the pile that just has an addition or subtraction problem on it, solves the problem on the card, and then places the card in the bottom of the deck.
-That player moves the same number of steps as the answer to the problem. If it’s a positive number, move forward. If it’s a negative number, move backward.
- Now take turns so the other players get turns too.
- If a player lands on a pink monster, they draw a card from the pink monster pile. These cards represent a positive decision that player made, so that player will move ahead additional steps. Place the card back into the bottom of the deck.
- If a player lands on a orange monster, they draw a card from the orange monster pile. These cards represent a bad decision that player made, so that player moves back steps. Place the card back into the bottom of the deck.
- If a player lands on a “Lose Turn” spot, they will lose their next turn.
- The winner has to land perfectly on the “End” spot.
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