Rectangle Fit Game – Day 12

I love this game for helping students with their multiplication facts! Rectangular Fit, taken from the work of Jennifer Bay-Williams and Gina Kling in Math Fact Fluency: 60+ Games and Assessment Tools to Support Learning and Retention, can be adapted for different ages and situations. For Rectangular Fit, you will need two dice (or you could use playing cards), pencil, and a game board for each player. You will need at least two players. I am sharing how to adapt the game for at least a two player game. The attached version is for a whole class game. The goal … Continue reading Rectangle Fit Game – Day 12

100 Chart Connect 4 – Day 9

This game is from Joe Schwartz’s Exit 10A. The goal of the game is score the most points by connecting four numbers (either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) on a 10 x 10 grid, or 100’s chart. The idea behind this game is that it helps younger students learn about patterns in the 100’s chart. For older students, there are a lot of strategies that can be used that makes this game interesting. Since I did not have any pictures of the game being played, I asked my high school sophomore to play with me. When I explained the rules, he … Continue reading 100 Chart Connect 4 – Day 9

5 x 5 Game from Sara Van Der Werf – Day 6

The 5 x 5 game from Sara Van Der Werf is great for any age. Using cards, student place numbers on a 5 x 5 grid. When numbers are adjacent, they can count those numbers for their score. Numbers can be adjacent either vertically or horizontally. The goal of the game is to get the highest total points. To see a better explanation of the rules, you can find them here. Every time that students have played this game, it takes at least two attempts before they start to strategize where to put the numbers. And students of all ages … Continue reading 5 x 5 Game from Sara Van Der Werf – Day 6

Ultimate Tic Tac Toe – Day 3

Games are a great way to try different strategies and to practice skills. With most games, a variety of ages are able to play them. Today’s game goes back to an old favorite – tic tac toe and provides a twist that will engage kids, and adults. I have heard that it can be quite addicting too. For Ultimate Tic Tac Toe, there is another another layer of strategy added. Nine tic tac toe boards make up the larger tic tac toe board that you are trying to win. Here are the basic rules for Ultimate Tic Tac Toe: On … Continue reading Ultimate Tic Tac Toe – Day 3