Anyway, she asked me for some tips. I shared with her a game that I had played earlier in the week with my own son. It's great practice for addition facts within 10, especially plus 1, plus 2, and plus 3, but can be adapted easily to subtraction or to numbers up to 20. It's from Singapore Math's Primary Mathematics 1A (affiliate link).
- A number line 0-10 (or 0-20) with squares big enough for game tokens. (We
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- Game tokens.
- A die (number cube) with stickers (two each) labeled +1, +2, and +3 stuck onto the sides. Depending on the skill you want to target, you can replace the stickers with -1, -2, -3, or whatever.
- Each players token starts at zero for addition or ten for subtraction.
- Players take turns rolling the die and moving their tokens up the number line by the amount shown on the die. For example, if they are on 2 and roll a +3, they say "Two plus three equals five." If a player lands on another player's spot, the other player's token goes back to the beginning.
- The first player to reach the goal wins the game, or a point. If a player overshoots the goal, the player's token goes back to the beginning.
Do yo have any recommendations for fun ways to practice math facts? Share in the comments.