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    Math games
    By Ally

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    I use cards to play math games like the above poster and dice too...for example, Two Dice Addition...Three Dice Addition...Two Dice Subtraction...then add a third die and make it add two then subtract the third (I make grids the kids fill in to "win" so the dice games have an end to them) Once these games get too easy, I add those many sided dice so they can try again with larger numbers.

    You could try the "Box Cars and One Eyed Jackas" books...they have a ton of math games that reinforce math facts. My students find playing games much more enjoyable than only drills...of course there are the kids that LOVE drill practice too. I do a variation of that too...it is called "Random Numbers"...I have a column of ten boxes and then give the students a "drill command" such as "add 3) then each time I say a number, they add three and fill that sum in the box. I have seen this put to tape too so the teacher does not have to be calling out numbers and the tape gets faster as the kids improve.



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