# Your Favorite (non computer) Math Game

Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by vtachy1, Nov 23, 2012.

1. ### vtachy1Rookie

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I am looking for board games, card games etc. for first grade or second grade level math.

3. ### pwhatleyMaven

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This is not an "official" game, but I love using (foam) dominoes! The foam ones don't make noise, therefore my preference, lol. My kids use them for a number of activities, such as:

counting & number sense
addition & subtracting the different sides
fact families
number comparisons
number id

Those are just for the use of a single domino at a time. For my more advanced students, they can add/subtract (mostly add) two different dominoes, etc. I teach 1st grade.

4. ### RabbittConnoisseur

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battleship
sequence using dice...great for facts 2-12
blockhis
suduko
UNO...great for teaching two digit addition

5. ### DizneeTeachRVirtuoso

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Uno

Skip Bo (It's just a counting up to 12 and backwards from 12 with a Skip Bo card which is wild)

Chutes and Ladders you could use for addition or subtraction

Playing 21 or 31 with cards... more rules to learn though

I know a 4 card card game called golf (if you want directions let me know)

My cousins taught be a game called Clock. It's a 1 person game where you set the cards up in a clock fashion.

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Sequence

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Using a numberline and 2 clothespins, my kids love playing "Squeeze". One child chooses a number and the other student has to ask higher/lower than questions. As the clues are given, the clothespins are moved to "squeeze" the number.

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Rat a Tat Cat is great for first graders. You can turn any regular game into a math game. Instead of go fish, play 10's go fish, where they match combos of ten. Or 10's memory.

Bump games are great. You can probably find game boards on teachers pay teachers.

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The games here are good for any grade subject level for review. All are easy to use in class. Written by a teacher. This ebook is not free, but the price is small.

11. ### Falcon FlyerCompanion

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War! Everyday Math calls it Top-it, which is probably more politically correct, but either way, it's a great card game to use for comparing numbers or addition and subtraction. Just make sure you take all the face cards out first.

12. ### DrivingPigeonPhenom

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Snap is great for 1st and 2nd graders to practice fact fluency. It is very similar to war:
-Divide the entire deck evenly between 2 players.
-Each player flips a card over at the same time.
-The first player to say the sum of the numbers gets both cards.

It is easy to differentiate, too. For your lower kids, you can place only some cards in the deck (for example, 1-4). For your more advanced kids, they can use the face cards and determine the value.