Directions for Playing the Game
Print off cards onto card stock, laminate or place into sheet protectors. Sheet protectors are less expensive than laminating and they can easily be replaced when they get icky.
You need a six sided dice numbered 1 – 6 and either counters in different colors for each player or different colored dry erase markers. You can get 5 different colored dry erase markers at the Dollar Tree for $1.00. They have both the narrow point and the wide point.
Place game board in front of students on table or playing surface.
Players roll the dice to see who goes first.
Player one rolls the dice and then choose a problem within the corresponding column. They then solve the problem and say the answer out loud.
If correct, they place a counter on the square or mark the square with an X with the dry erase marker. If incorrect, they lose their turn and the next player takes their turn.
The first player to get four squares in a row either down, across, or diagonally is the winner.
This game covers only the 5’s for subtraction. It is good for practicing a specific fact so that students can learn them and recite them quickly.
This game is good for centers as it does not require much direction from the teacher or adult in charge.
This game is also good if a higher achieving student can work with a lower achieving student to help them learn the facts.