This package contains 5 games:
---Count-Backs up to 10
---Count-Backs up to 20
---Subtracting 9 and 10
---Subtracting Doubles and Near Doubles
---Random Subtraction Facts
These games use the story book theme of Little Red Riding Hood and you need one or two dice and one counter to start. It is a game for 2 players or 2 teams. Use two dice for a faster game.
If using teams mixed ability groups work well with players with more skills supporting their team mates in order to win.
These days I am an intervention teacher, but if I was back in the classroom again I would use these games to teach explicit subtraction strategies. I find a lot of students rely on counting on finger counting and this is not the most efficient strategy. Teaching strategies is key. They are ideal for RTI and I use games to begin or end an intervention session to provide the fun and motivation as RTI can be quite intense and daunting for some students.
This format is also used for my GOLDILOCKS TAKES AWAY, with the same number facts but in a different order. You can vary the content of a Maths Centre by including both sets targeting a specific strategy.
The PREVIEW is the COUNTING BACK 1, 2 or 3 up to 20 game. Feel free to print it and see if your kids like the game before buying the set.
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