Friday, May 13, 2016

Back and Forth to 100 in 6 rolls

In my third grade intervention group we are practicing subtraction.  In this game the students needed to roll a die and decide whether to use it in the ones place or the tens place.  They only had six rolls and they couldn't go over 100.
They also played this with subtracting a ten or a one.  When subtracting they started at 100 and rolled the die and also decided whether to use it in the ones or tens place.  
Again they only had six rolls to do this in.  In either version they had to get as close to 0 or 100 as they could.  Then they would calculate the difference and that would be their score.
At the end of the round, the person with the lowest score was the winner.

This is a great game that includes problem solving, place value, addition, and subtraction.  For an added bonus I let them write it out on their tables which makes any game that much more fun and engaging.  The markers wipe off with a wet paper towel or a disinfectant wipe but the excitement it brings when they find out they can write on the tables is well worth any clean up.