My Monster is a trading card game that helps you teach math concepts, while engaging students! Trading Cards are all the rage, and this set will help engage students in addition, subtraction, place value, and multiplication!
What You Need to Begin:
You will need to print the My Monster trading cards. There are 216 cards. These are on 27 pages. I would HIGHLY suggest printing these in color, and laminating them before you cut them out. You will be using these cards for all activities, so you want to make sure they are durable. Also print out the My Monster posters, which show the rarity of the monsters. Post these in your room.
How to Begin with Students:
Now is the fun part. Talk up the cards! Explain to students that they are going to begin playing games using My Monster trading cards. Show the kids the cards and explain the rarity of some of the cards, as well as explaining that they will have the chance to earn new cards and trade with friends. Tell students that today they will receive 8 cards. Have each of the kids choose their cards. To get to know their cards, have them lay out their cards from greatest Scare Power to the lowest. Explain to students that there are two important numbers that they will need to know about: Scare Power and Experience. These will be used in each of the activities.
There are many activities included in this pack. You do not need to use all of these activities. With that being said, you can also use specific games over the course of multiple days. This will reinforce the skills, but also keep kids trading and obtaining new cards. My kids want to play during math, as well as at other times throughout the day. Of course I let them. :)
Right now, the following activities are included:
* Getting to Know My Monsters– Ordering numbers (greatest to least)
* Comparing Numbers (into the thousands)
* Addition Properties (associative, identity, and commutative)
* Adding Groups of Ten
* Adding Groups of Hundreds
* Estimation to the Hundreds
* Subtracting Groups of Ten
* Subtracting larger numbers (up to thousands)
* Multiplying single digit times double and single digit numbers
Please let me know if you have any questions! :)
Thanks for looking.