Three awesome valentine themed math games for primary grades.
Children love card games and when you add in a fun theme it is a winning combination!
These three engaging card games cover and reinforce a variety of basic math skills. Students flip cards and make decisions using logical reasoning and problem solving skills as they compete for points and or cards.
The simple game rules allow children to be actively engaged within minutes and the colorful game boards are motivating and useful in keeping them organized and on-task.
The games lend themselves perfectly for differentiated instruction and pairing students of varied ability levels is encouraged when reinforcing "math talk". Students can discuss and share effective counting-on strategies and predicting skills throughout the playing of the games.
Black-line master copies are included to allow for further at home practice and for including in math game journals.
Regular playing cards can be substituted when using these game rules as they are simple to modify and are flexible for year long use.
Include Counting On Cards in your next Valentines Day Party activities and your "Little Geniuses" won't even know they are doing math!