One thing I love about homeschooling is that we have the ability to be totally spontaneous! Our family started our new homeschool year a couple of weeks ago, but then Hubby and I decided at the last minute to take a family vacation. So, we simply stacked the (academic) books, packed the car and set out for a week of camping — plus a whole slew of education and just plain fun activities! We drove in on Monday night (Labor Day) and are resuming our more regular activities this week. Today I thought I’d share the math game I made for DD a couple weeks ago (we’ll be playing it this week too since we had a week off from academics). Once I get my feet on the ground (hopefully later today!) I’ll write about our adventures last week!
I made this math game for DD the first week we started back to school. It’s a game to practice adding double-digit numbers in your head (though you can do it on paper too!).
How to Play:
Each player takes a turn rolling the two dice to make a two-digit number. (For example, the dice to the left could be 61 or 16.) Each player then adds that number to the previous turns.
The first player whose sum is over 100 AND is a multiple of ten wins!
Here is a sample game:
DD and I have played several rounds each day.
This can be adapted for younger kids. Just use one die and add one number at a time to the total… racing to reach 50.
If you’re interested, you can print out the game board I made for her. It is free to download, just click on the link below.
Hope you and the kids have fun with this!
See you next time here or over at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page! ~Liesl