This is a soccer game I created so students could be motivated to learn their multiplication facts. However, the graphic can be used for addition, and or subtraction, or any other subject such as spelling words or steps in a process. The game is only limited by your imagination.
How the game works:
1. each student stands on opposite ends of a small table (such as a student desk).
2. The students are then to write the same multiplication facts on both sides of the page, but leave the product off. For example (9x7=) would go in one blank. So if Johnny writes nine math facts starting in his first soccer ball to the last, then the other student must write the exact same math facts going the other direction. This is so that each student is answering the same math facts, which keeps the game fair.
3. After they have written their math facts (or teacher can pre-write them), They must turn the paper over face down.
4. When someone says go, they turn the paper over, right side up, and begin solving their math facts, or dribbling the soccer ball down the field so to speak.
5. When a student reaches his or her goal and after answering the last math fact, then that student says goal.
6. the other student must then check the opponents answers. If all answers are correct, then that student wins, however, if one of the problems is incorrect, the other student has the opportunity to answer their problems, and if they get them correct then that student wins. This keeps the students from going too fast and not thinking about the answer.
This sheet can be laminated, and dry erase, or vis-a-vis markers used in order to keep using the same sheet. They can also be sent home for students to play with siblings, friends and parents. Kids love soccer!!! It really works!!! Your students will love it!!!