A fun and highly engaging paper and pencil game that will have your students counting and graphing slopes as they try to maneuver their tanks around the game board.
Two players face off over the printable game board. Each player tries to get their tanks into position to either "take out" their opponent's tank, or "fire" upon the opponent's home base. To move, students simply roll dice provided by you to create a slope. To fire, students only have to name the exact slope of the line that would extend from their tank to the target. Any wrong or unreduced slope is a "miss"!
Can be run off in color or black and white. Can be laminated and used with expo markers for repeated use. All you need to provide are the dice. (Note: You will need to obtain or make one die per game with + and - signs on it. Simply place white stickers on the side of a regular die and draw the + and - signs.)
Key words: Finding slope, graphing linear equations, graphing from slope, rise, run, cooperative learning, partners, partner work, slope intercept.