Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Number Comparison Game & Problem-Solving FREEBIE!!!

Sorry folks, I've been gone awhile, but I've been busy with my newest game.  A few teachers asked me to come up with a center activity that would be easy for students to do without much help, and yet challenging enough to peak the interest of those GT kids.  We all know number sense is the key to success in math, therefore I play games all the time that focus on number sense.  Here is the skinny

1.Game play is ideal for two players. 

2.Players shuffle the cards (face down).

3.Players equally divide up the cards (face down).

4.Player sitting on the left is the player representing "less", player sitting on the right represents the "more" player.

5.Both players turn over their top card in their stack and lay it on the blank squares on the game board.

6.Players determine together the comparison symbol.  If the cards are equivalent, they get shuffled back in each players set that is yet to be played.

7.One player rolls the di to determine if “Less” or “More” wins the set.

8.Players stack the cards on the side that won the set.

9.Player with the most cards at the end, wins.
The best part about this game is that it is completely customizable.  I've included numerous representations of numbers, including pictorial, numeric, and word form of all cards.  There are over 400 playing cards, which I continue to add to daily.  Here's some pictures of the endless possibilities.
Number Lines
Challenge those smarties!
Some are just word form for my intermediate grade levels.
As you can see the possibilities are endless.  Here's a preview.  There are over 400 playing cards, the preview has an example of each type of card.  Click on the preview picture to get your copy!  It will be on Sale on Cyber Monday!  Until then, enter to win a copy! 

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My teachers have asked me to put our math problem-solving guide on paper.  We use it daily, but I needed the break to add some sparkle to the little guy.  Worst picture ever :( no that's not laundry on my floor
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  1. Love the Less or More Game! Perfect for my math rotations which see all levels of students! I'm wish listing it, in case I don't win!
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