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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Math Games

Here are some fun games to play with your child to practice basic addition facts and coin counting.

Addition Top-It

The game is played with a deck of number cards, 4 cards for each number 0-9. As many as four children can play, but at first, children should play the two-player game.

1. Shuffle the deck and place it on the desk with the cards face down.

2. At each turn, players turn over two cards and call out the sum. Players should check each other's sums.

3. The player with the higher sum takes all the cards. In case of a tie, players turn over two more cards and call out the sum. The player with the higher sum takes all the cards from both plays.

4. Play continues until there are fewer than 4 cards left in the deck. The player who took more cards wins.

Race to $1.00

You need: a partner, collection of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and a dollar bill, two dice.

Players take turns rolling the dice and taking that many pennies. On their turn, players may exchange 5 pennies for a nickel, 10 pennies for a dime, 2 nickels for a dime, etc.

Play continues until one player has collected enough coins to exchange them for a dollar bill. To make the game easier, use only one die or choose a smaller amount (50 cents) as the winning amount. As you play ask your child: How much money do you have now? Who has more money? How much more?

Tric Trac

You need: a partner, 20 pennies, a piece of paper for each player with the numbers 0 - 9 written on it, 2 dice
Take turns. When it is your turn: Roll the dice. Find the total number of dots. This is your sum. Move 1 of your pennies to cover your sum. OR move 2 or more of your pennies and cover any numbers that can be added together to equal your sum. Play continues until no more numbers can be covered on your gameboard. Your partner may continue playing even after you are finished. The game is over when neither player can cover any more of the numbers on his or her gameboard. Find the sum of your uncovered numbers. The player with the lower sum wins.

Reading ~ Read a good book or two.

Math ~ Test tomorrow - Review place value (tens and ones place), counting Base 10 blocks, name collection boxes,  <, >, = using money amounts, measuring in cm, addition facts and turn around facts, counting groups of coins.

Read Family Letter

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