• Here are a few of my favorite games you can play at home to help support basic math fact fluency!

     

    Tic-tac-toe:  Begin by picking a number 1-12 (ex 4).  Draw your tic-tac-toe board on a sheet of paper and start labeling each square with a multiple of four (4, 8, 12, 16..ect) until all nine spaces are full.  Taking turns, roll one die and multiply that rolled number by 4. Label the product (answer to a mutliplication problem) with your X or O.  If your product is already taken, lose your turn.  Tic-Tac-Toe wins!

    Materials: Ten sided die

     

    War: Players go head to head.  Shuffle and split your deck of cards evenly.  Each player draws top two cards of their deck that is facing down.  Players add, subtract or mulltiply their cards (depending on set operation).  Roll one die.  If the die lands on an even number, highest player wins.  If die lands on an odd number, lowest player wins. 

    *J, Q and K can be used- J=11, Q=12 and K=0!

    Materials: Regular deck of playing cards- Ace is 1 (remove J, Q and K*), dice 

     

    Memory Match 10: This game helps with number fluency of being able to make ten easily.  Sort your cards into pairs that make ten - 2 and 8, 1 and 9, 3 and 7 and so on.  Decide how large your memory game will be and collect the amount of pairs you will need to create that game board.  Shuffle selected pairs and lay them out into a memory match grid pattern.  Take turns flipping over cards to see if you have made a match of ten. Player with the most matches wins!

    Materials: UNO cards or a regular deck of playing cards- Ace is 1 (remove J, Q and K)