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Monday, October 1, 2012

10-card Flip and Addition Tic-Tac-Toe

Friday was a celebration day for second grade.  We took a bajillion assessments this week and our kids were F.R.I.E.D.  The poor nuggets were asking if we were going to have one in computer lab!  Those poor little nuggets. :(

As part of our celebration day we did some reading centers with word work to start the day and a couple of...uhhh...interesting chapters in The Invention of Hugo Cabret.  (One of my students had a WICKED funny (and wicked loud!!) Freudian slip.  I was able to hold it together for about 2 minutes until I lost it...My principal came in and saw me laughing so hard that tears were streaming down my face while the kids were staring at me like I had two heads because they had NO IDEA what was going on!!!)

From there we moved onto math.  We played addition Quizmo and then my students had their choice of 10-card flip or addition tic-tac-toe with a partner.  They love these games and they help them practice their math facts.

10-card flip:

Each child needs a set of cards (ace - 10, all the same suit).  They lay them out in order from least to greatest.  One person rolls two dice and then adds them together to find the total.  They then flip the cards over (in any combination that makes sense!) to make the total.  The first person to flip all of the cards over first wins.  However, if one student gets a total that they can't make, they lose their turn and the other person goes.

Ace through 10 of the same suit.  (They don't HAVE to be the same suit, but we've found that it helps the kids keep them organized.)

This student has flipped some over because he has been making different totals.

A sample game.


We also played addition tic-tac-toe as well.  This one is pretty self-explanatory:

Each pair of students gets one piece of paper and 2 dice for themselves.    They write their names at the top and which symbol they want to be (hence the reason the top is folded over on this one :)).  The first student rolls both dice and adds them together to get the total.  If the total is on the board they are using and available, they either circle it or place an X in the square.  If the total is not available, the student loses his or her turn and the next student gets to go.  The game is over when one person wins or it's a draw.
Have fun practicing math facts y'all!!!

Laters!

Mrs. B

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