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Zero the Hero Subtraction Games come with TWO different subtraction games:
-Zero the Hero Three-Digit Subtraction with Regrouping Game-
-Zero the Hero Four-Digit Subtraction with Regrouping Game-
Each game comes with a directions, gameboards, number mats, & four sets (enough for one game) of 0-9 number cards.
The number cards are b&w to help you save ink and just copy and laminate at school. The number cards are special as I have formatted a Zero the Hero figure in the background of each card (which just ups the cute-ness factor and kids love this little detail).
Zero the Hero Student gameboards can either be on paper and just provide multiple copies in the center tub or you can laminate them (or put them in page protectors) and use the thinner dry erase markers and then you can use the board time and time again. At clean up time, .I have students use baby wipes to wash them off and put them back in the tub. Once a month, I buy the rubbing alcohol wipes and we wipe off all our laminated games used with dry erase markers and they’re sparkling clean again…until the next month!
The objective of each Zero the Hero game is to subtract and regroup by drawing number cards and making numbers on your own number mat. Then transferring the number you made onto your gameboard and subtracting it from 999 (in the 3digit Zero the Hero game) and 9999 (in the 4 digit Zero the Hero game). The difference (answer) then becomes the top number on the next problem. Students then repeat the process of drawing number cards, making their number on their number mat, transferring it onto their gameboard, and finally subtracting. The person closest to 0 at the end of the game is the winner. Student’s learn more than just subtracting with regrouping in these games. They especially need to problem solve making sure the number they make is LESS than the top number on their gameboard in order to be able to subtract or drawing less cards as the number goes down in order to subtract as well.