Use 2 sided colored counters to play this math "game" that teaches different combinations and writing equations with sums to 9. Students playing the "ways to make 6" game will put 6 2-sided chips in a small container (I use baby jars), shake them, drop them on the table, then record the data (3 red, 3 yellow, or 4 red, 2 yellow). Students make representation of their chips using the organized format and writing a numerical equation to match. Students continue playing until they have found and recorded multiple ways to get a sum of 6. Same game is played for sums of 7,8,9. I use this at a center with small groups and do one per week, so product lasts 4 weeks total at a center.