Thursday, December 4, 2014

Math Games #resvt

During our math menu time, students have been playing two math games. The first game is "Beat the Calculator" which focuses on solving addition number strings. Two students try to solve the same number string; one with a calculator, the other with their brain. This is great practice for students to look for addition combinations they know quickly such as: combinations of ten, double facts, and near-double facts. The second game students have been playing is "Penguins on Ice". For this game students are becoming more familiar working with the 120's chart. Students roll a dice and move along the 120's chart but there are obstacles in the way! If a student lands on a fish, they must move back five spaces. If a student lands on an ice berg they move ahead ten spaces. Great math calculating is going on!