Saturday, September 3, 2011

Math Games!

Good morning!

Yesterday I was out of school for mouth surgery. I really hated taking off so close to the beginning of school, but my doctor seemed to think I need to have it done a.s.a.p. It was nothing major, just a little cyst in my gum line. I felt surprisingly good yesterday afternoon but still could not talk (which is super hard for me). So, I decided to use my time off of school working on things for school. Why do we teachers do that? Anyways, here are a few math games I worked on yesterday!

Our first unit is tons of addition and subtraction strategies. The district curriculum had us playing a game from AIMS on flipping over 2 number cards, adding them up to find the sum, and crossing that number out on a strip of numbers. Since I'm really trying to differentiate for a pilot program this year, I decided to make a similar game, but instead of adding 2 numbers, some of my students would add 3. Students will use dice instead of number cards. Click on the game picture to download.

The next game is something I made to help my students understand the equal sign and determine if the equations are true or false.  Students will look at the equation on a card and sort it into a piles, true or false. This game is also differentiated because I've provided multiple sets of cards at different difficulty levels. Once students sort the cards into the piles, they write the equations on a recording sheet. If the equation was false, they must correct it on their recording sheet, giving them practice with fact fluency.

I hope these games work for your kiddos! Math is so different for me this year so I'm having to create many extra things for my kids to use! Be on the lookout for more games!!


  1. Thanks so much for sharing these great games! I'll be able to use them in the next couple of weeks with my kiddos and they will love them!

    Hope you're back to talking today...I wouldn't handle that very well either! :)

    Ms. Preppy's Adventures in Primary and Polka Dots

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  3. Thank you for all the great ideas. I am new to teaching 2nd grade and feel a little overwhelmed. It's really helped me to read about your life and work in the classroom.

    By the way, I also call my little ones "kiddos," Have for years.

    Thanks again!..Francesca