Solve Equations (One-Step Add/Subtract): Candy Jar Game/Math Center by Miss Middle School Teacher
This is a great station or game for students to practice solving one-step equations with addition and subtraction. All you need are some dice and some plastic cups for "candy jars"! This product includes all the rest!
Students play in groups of 2-3. I have them use personal white boards, but they could just as easily complete the problems on notebook paper. They shuffle the deck of "Equation Cards" and place them face down on a table. Then, they flip one card over. Everyone in the group tries to accurately complete the problem (this is not a race!). Once everyone has finished, they show their answers. They can check answers with each other, or consult a copy of the answer key.
All students with correct answers get to roll the dice. Whatever they roll is the number of pieces of "candy" they put into their "candy jar". Play continues for 10 rounds. At the end of 10 rounds, students count up the number of "candy pieces" in their cups; the student with the most pieces wins! My middle school students absolutely love this game!
This set includes: Student game directions, a set of 24 one-step equation problem cards (word problems are included!), an answer key for the equation cards, candy pieces to copy and cut out for the game, and teacher notes. NOTE: problems include integers, fractions, and decimals.
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