Modeled after the popular card game, this is a Spoons Game for the properties of multiplication (identity, associative, commutative, and distributive).
There are two sets in this file. Set 1 is an easier version and Set 2 is more advanced.
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This game is designed to be played just like the card game Spoons. Instead of finding matches that are the same number, the matches are educational concepts. This game reviews the properties of multiplication. The students will have to match the name of the property, its definition, and two examples of the property.
Note that each game contains only 16 cards. There is no discard pile. The students keep passing the cards. However, if you wish to have a discard pile and dealer, simply print two sets of the cards.
The other difference between this game of spoons in the “fun” game of spoons is that the last person to grab the spoon is not eliminated. They have to tell the person with the match to “Prove it.” I made this change to make it more educational and to keep all of the students playing. After a match is made and proven, the game is restarted.
These math SPOONS games are perfect for math centers, RTI, enrichment, early finishers, tutoring, and even inside recess. My students request to play Spoons games constantly and don't even realize they are learning.
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