A friend had asked how to play the game “Cross the River” that I posted on my 5 for Friday post.
I thought I had the game to share with you guys on my computer but I can’t find it! I made it years ago before I knew anything about making stuff…lol knowing me, I named it something silly and cannot locate it! I’ll look for it and post it as a freebie when I do!
Here are the instructions though….
This is a subtraction game.
Materials: 1 Game board, 2 dice, each person needs 10 counters. (beans, chips, etc)
Directions: Each player sits on either side of the game board. You take your 10 game pieces and place them behind any numbers on your side. There will be 2 numbers without chips behind them. When it’s your turn, roll both dice and create a subtraction number sentence with them. EX: I roll a 5 and a 3…I say 5-3 = 2. If I have a chip behind number 2….I get to send it across the river onto their side. Take turns going back and forth dolling the dice and creating number sentences. The first person to get all their chips across the river wins!
Note: If you have a number sentence and you have no chip behind it…you lose your turn. I also have my kids record the number sentences that they roll.
As for the Freebie…..we have been working hard on getting ready for grade 2. Every year in September, our division does something called “Strong Beginnings” in math where we asses students on various math skills. At the end of the year we assess kids on the next grades “Strong Beginnings” to see if they are ready. So right now I am doing “Strong Endings” and assessing my kids based on the grade 2’s beginning of the year math assessment.
Long story short….we are working hard to fill in the gaps before the end of June!
One thing I have been doing lots of this year is balancing equations. My kids are awesome at this but could still use some help balancing when there are number sentences on either side of the equal sign.
Here is a page I am leaving for my sub this Friday.
Balancing Number Sentences: True or False.
Simply cut off the bottom….and then cut out each number sentence. Solve and then sort and glue! I have also added a sort that you can do whole group as practice before heading off. (or in small group)
Email me for a copy.