This board game is a great end of the year activity to help kids review their subtraction facts. I really wanted my kids to practice their facts in a way that would be conducive to checking each other’s work without making someone feel bad about being incorrect. (SUCH a great skill that so many little ones need to learn!)
3 game boards (for different printing options), game cards, and a practice sheet are included.
Teacher Prep: Laminate game boards and toadstool cards and cut apart the toadstool cards. Each group will need 1 game board, 1 set of toadstool cards, a game piece for each player, and a dot cube. I also provided some of my little friends with scratch paper to help them solve for their answers.
Each player puts his/her game piece on “start”
Toadstool cards are placed face down on the game board
Players roll the dot cube to find who goes first, second, third, and so on
1 Dot Cube
1 Game Piece for Each Player
Scratch Paper and Pencil (Optional)
1.First Player rolls the dot cube and moves that many spaces. If you land on a:
Number- Subtract the number you rolled from the number you landed on and share your answer with your group
Toadstool- Draw a toadstool card and do what it tells you. If it says to go back 2 spaces or forward 1 space you subtract the number you originally rolled from the space you are now on and share your answer with your group
2. The group’s job is to check everyone’s work. If a player lands on a number and solves the problem incorrectly a teammate can say “Check again!” and if the player solved the problem wrong then he/she must go back to “start.”
3.First player who gets to “finish” wins!