This is a set of games that encourage students to practice their subtraction skills while thinking strategically. Students roll a die and then find two numbers on the board which have that difference. For example, if you roll a 4, you can choose 8 and 4, 9 and 5, 12 and 8, etc.
Students take turns rolling the die, looking for pairs of numbers with that difference, placing a token on the spot that connects them, until one of them has "cornered" a square or triangle.
There are 2 sets of games: one set involves rolling a single die (so there will only be difference from 1 through 6) and a second set that is "double diffy" where 2 dice are rolled - so there will be numbers that are 2 - 12 apart. The game boards are small, so that students can play a complete game in under 10 minutes.
Use these in math centers, as morning work, "after work" work, and for students to play at home with their families (all they need is a pair of die and 2 different kinds of coins.)
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