Your Number's Up! Game
Create a board game and die to reinforce math curriculum.
Students use the board game to play math games. The number on the die is added to or subtracted from the number on which it lands. The teacher will reinforce basic addition or subtraction concepts either individually or in small groups. Students who have mastered addition and subtraction facts may use timers and play games with partners of similar skill levels. Consider modifying the game for multiplication and division review.
To create a language arts board game, label the reverse side of the board with letters instead of numbers. Once the die is rolled, it will land on a letter. The student will come up with a word that begins with the given letter. For advanced play, create a word with the number of letters that match the number on the die.
Adapt the game to any concept across curriculum for learning fun.
Using a board game and die, students recall and review basic addition and subtraction facts.
Supplies Used: Box Lid, Construction Paper, Glue, Scissors, Patterned Paper
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Cut a sheet of construction paper or cardstock slightly smaller than the inside of a box lid. Divide the sheet into twelve equal parts (See Main Photo).
- Die-cut Numbers to fit each section and adhere to create the game board (See Main Photo).
- Laminate the game board for added durability. Place the laminated game board inside the box top.
- Die-cut the Cube and Domino Dots from various colors of cardstock or construction paper. Adhere the Dots to the Cube to create a die (See Main Photo).
Mathematics, Grade 2: Operations & Algebraic Thinking
2.OA 2. Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.