Teaching Math Counts
~ Trenton ~
for Developing Computational Fluency
But Who’s Adding?
Each player/team needs nine chips of one color.
Object of the game: to get four of your chips in a row, horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
A player may place a chip on top of another player's chip to make a sum in the square.
There can only two two chips at the bottom at any time.
Face the Facts
You need a standard deck of playing cards with Jokers and face cards removed.
Players A and B sit facing each other. Each has half the deck.
A third person, the Caller, sits to the side facing the middle. When this person says "Go," the two players with the cards each take the top card with out looking at it, and place it on their own foreheads so that the others can see it. The Caller says "The sum is ___." (or product)
Players A and B each try to figure out the number they are holding. The player who correctly names their own addend/factor first gets to keep both cards and add them to the bottom of the deck.
A fourth player, the Checker, has a calculator to check the sums/products.
After a specified amount of time, the person with the most cards wins.
Ace cards have a value of one.
You need a set of dominoes, scratch paper and pencil
Object: To reach a number as close to zero as possible without going below it.
March 6, 2006