Saturday, March 26, 2011

Erin & Leslie~First Grade Fanatics

Thank you so much Gladys for having us! We are so excited to be entering the blogging world, and are honored to be guest blogging on such a fabulous blog! We are always looking for activities that the kids can work on when they finish up their work. This is a great game that we introduce after addition, and the kids LOVE it! You can use it so many different ways, with addition, subtraction or both. We usually begin by introducing it with 2 regular dice, and the kids just add the numbers. As we get farther into addition and subtraction, we introduce "subtraction" dice that we have made. One die would include number 6-11, the other 1-6. The kids then know to start with the higher number, and subtract the smaller. Eventually, the kids just get any 2 dice, and create any type of equation. To add a twist, you can also add a third die, and then create mixed equations. The possibilities are endless! :) The first player to color in 5 in a row win. Teacher tip: when copying, reduce to fit 2 on a page, and use less paper.
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~Erin and Leslie
First Grade Fanatics


2 comments:

Kelley said...

This is a great fact power building game for the start of the school year with my 3rd graders. I can see it being great for multiplication fact power too with a tiny bit of adaptation to the game board.Thanks so much for sharing this great idea.

Kelley-3rd
http://randalllearninglibrary.blogspot.com/

Gladys said...

Thanks Erin and Leslie for being my guest bloggers today! Your math activity is AWESOME!