Saturday, 17 November 2012 20:36

## Thanksgiving Math Game

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Setting Sail For America.  It All Adds Up!

Are you looking for an easy and fun way to review simple addition facts?

You’ve come to the right place.   I found that if I made a game of things, my Y5’s got into the lesson a lot more.

Dice games are simple and don’t take a lot of time.  They are perfect for easy addition practice.

Your students will have fun reinforcing their addition skills, as they roll the dice and compete against their classmates, to see who can make equations that equal the sums on the Mayflower picture.

Students can play with a partner or in groups of 3 or 4.

When a child rolls a 2 and a 3 they add the two dice together to get a sum of 5.  One of the bottom sails is labeled with that sum, so they color it.

If you want, you can have your students write the equations on the back of their paper.

Set a timer for a designated amount of time.  The first child to color their entire picture, or the one with the most sums colored when the timer rings, is the winner.

If you want the game to be a bit more difficult, you can inform students that they must roll sums of 8, 9, 10 and 11 twice.

The first time they roll that sum, they will color the clothes of the pilgrims; the second time they will color the pilgrims’ hair and body parts.

I hope you and your students enjoy sailing through addition this way.

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