April 16, 2012

Making Equations {Addition & Subtraction} Math Game


Welcome to Day 1 of 10 Days of Math Games & Activities! For the next ten weekdays I will be sharing lots of fun, hands-on math games and activities to utilize with your children or students! Today’s game, Making Equations, is all about addition and subtraction.The game provides a fun way to reinforce and practice basic addition and subtraction skills.

Making Addition & Subtraction Equations: FREE Printable Math Game

How to Prepare the Game: Print the 4 sets of 1-12 number cards included in the file onto cardstock. (There are two versions to choose from: black ink or gray ink.) Cut and laminate for durability. Print one Making Equations game board for each player. Laminate or slide into a page protector for durability.

How to Play the Game: Shuffle all the cards and deal 3 cards to each player. (The kids love using our homemade card holders to keep all the cards in their hands!) Place the deck of cards face down. Take turns drawing a card from the deck until you are able to make a complete addition or subtraction equation.

Making Addition & Subtraction Equations: FREE Printable Math Game

Once you are able to make an equation, put the cards in the appropriate spot on your game board. You cannot remove the cards from the board until you have made both an addition and subtraction equation. (This ensures that there is practice with BOTH addition and subtraction).

Making Addition & Subtraction Equations: FREE Printable Math Game

Once you have made your two equations, remove the cards, set them aside and continue taking turns turning over cards from the deck until you are able to make another equation. This process {practice} continues until all the cards in the deck have been turned over and there are no more possible equations to be made. The player with the most cards from making equations wins.

Download the Making Equations Game

This post is part of the 10 Days of…Series hosted by the iHomeschool Network!

10 Days of Math Games & Activities

Day 1: Making Equations {Addition & Subtraction} Math Game

Day 2: Number Line Addition & Subtraction Math Game

Day 3: Guess the Coins Math Game

Day 4: Roll Hundreds & Roll Thousands {Place Value Math Game}

Day 5: Living Math Books: Reading as a Math Activity

Day 6: Circle Subtraction Math Game

Day 7: Grid Multiplication Math Game

Day 8: Making it Whole {Fractions Game}

Day 9: Off the Grid {Addition & Subtraction Game}

Day 10: Math Games {Family Game Night}

Be sure to head over and check out the 28 other awesome bloggers participating in the 10 Days Series! Yep, that’s a total of almost 300 amazing blog posts chalk full of great information!

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  • Rebecca

    OH, I am so excited about this. We need some extra fun in math!!! Thank you – Pinning this on two boards!

  • http://www.homegrownlearners.com/ Mary

    Jen — I love this game! Thanks!!!

  • Abby

    Thanks for the fun game, and the great card holders!

  • http://www.mama-jenn.blogspot.com/ Mama Jenn

    You are most welcome! :-)

  • Beth Marmorstein

    I can’t wait to try this with my daughter tomorrow! Thank you for the great idea!

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    cute ideas, my girls are in 4th and 7th grades, and any math help ideas are a definite help in our family…Thank You. <3 :)

  • http://www.MamaJenn.com/blog Mama Jenn

    You are very welcome!!

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