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My Table Games provide daily practice with number sense and strengthens the visual stage of learning early math skills. These games have decreased my prep time hugely! It provides daily practice and variety without additonal paperwork and correcting is done during the work time allowing for immediate feedback. I have created table games to accompany the entire first grade curriculum.
I color code my table games. Each student has their own folder to increase responsibility for materials. Copy each game and answer slips on the same color paper. I like the bright ones from Staples. This helps with "lost" slips.I keep all "lost" slips in one place and each day as the students do the games if they are missing any slips, the pieces usually are found in the lost spot. I have used the same games for three years and I have replace very few pieces.
This particular table game strengthens students one to one correspondence and place value with the tricky teen numbers using numerals and ten frames. It also helps to create a visual connection with groups of 10.
Place the full page game in a page protector. Cut up the paper slips and place in a snack baggie. Store the baggie inside the page protector as well. Students match the slips with the boxes on the game page. I have my students raise their hands to check for accuracy until I feel secure in letting a partner check for accuracy.
My students do table games everyday as a center or during small group rotations until they have fluency and mastery of the teen numbers.The assignment is 1 target game and 1 review game. My experience shows that it takes on average 2 week to gain mastery. The first week as the target skill and the second week as the review game. I keep all of the table games in a folder to allow for review throughout the year. The color coding helps clarify the assignment for the students as well.