Inside: Quick and easy game to practice doubles facts.
We played a fun game in math today. It was to practice our doubles facts.
The beauty of it is that the kids made the WHOLE thing!
Yup, other than cutting paper I did VERY little.
You’ll have to ignore my goofy image. I was playing around with my new Comic Book app and couldn’t resist putting in that puff of cloud which has absolutely nothing to do with anything:)
- 10 pieces of construction paper for each student (cut into smallish pieces)
- game pieces (we just used our little dinosaurs)
- bingo chips for keeping score
- Print the doubles facts on the board
- Instruct the kids to print each double fact on their cards with the answer on the BACK
- Kids break into pairs
- Each pair has their own set of doubles fact cards, one die, a handful of counters
- Instruct the kiddos to place their cards in a circle (or actually any other shape they like, doesn’t really matter) as long as they’re placed with the number sentence up, answer down.
- Counters go in the middle
- First child rolls the die and moves that many places. He/she reads the doubles fact and solves. Then they turn over the card to see if they got the right answer.
- Right answer? Take one counter. Wrong answer? Leave those counters alone (hee hee).
- Next player takes their turn.
- Just keep playing, going around in circles and collecting counters.
- Player with the most counters is, of course, the winner. Mind you, I never give them time to figure out who the winner is ’cause you know how that goes:)
Afterwards we took some time and discussed the strategies they used to solve the facts.
Hope you enjoy the game!