Here's a new way for kids to sort addition or subtraction facts! Free idea from The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide. ...instead of Popsicle sticks, use gemstones with answers written on them...have a different set of stones and egg cartons for each times table
This is a partner game, and each player gets a bowling mat and a handful of colorful chips (I call them mini bowling balls). The players take turns rolling 2 dice, then adding the sums of the numbers rolled. When one of the players rolls a number found on one of their pins, they "knock over" that pin with a chip. The first player to have all pins knocked over wins the game!
Math tub idea: Get two ice trays , write 2-digit numbers on white labels for each hole, and kids toss a cube in each tray and add numbers together on recording sheet or whiteboard. Could use for multiplication, also.
A game for 2 or 3 players. Each player chooses a colour pencil or texta they will use in the game. Players take turns rolling the dice, using the numbers that they rolled to draw the perimeter of a rectangle or square & writing the area in the middle of the shape. Game ends when players run out of room to draw. Winner is the player who has used the largest area/most squares.
I really like this idea and it would go right along with and idea that a math coach and I were talking about. You would put the the numbers up alone first then add the representations later as you have introduced the concepts properly.
What a fun partner game! Place dominoes face down. To take a turn a player turns over a domino. If the sum of its dots matches an empty parking space on his paper, he parks the domino. If not, he turns the domino over. First player to fill his lot wins!