April 17, 2012

Number Line Addition & Subtraction Math Games

      
         
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Welcome to Day 2 of 10 Days of Math Games & Activities! For the next eight weekdays I will continue sharing lots of fun, hands-on math games and activities to utilize with your children or students! Today’s games, Number Line Addition and Number Line Subtraction are another fun way to reinforce basic addition, subtraction skills, and counting skills.

Number Line Addition Game

Materials Needed for Number Line Addition:

1) A die labeled with +1, +2, & +3 each on two sides (We prefer to use either our Education Cubes or our Write-On Wipe-Off Dice)

Education Cubes vs. Write-On Wipe-Off Dice

2) Counters to move along the game board (We sometimes use pieces from our Guidecraft Skyscraper Building Set as colorful counters. Other times we use a our puff ball magnets and a magnetic cookie sheet.)

Number Line Addition Game

3) The Number Line Addition game board included in the file (Laminate it for durability. The board is designed so that you can play up to 10. However, you can extend the board to as much as 100 by simply cutting and taping the number lines together.)

Number Line Addition Game

How to Play Number Line Addition: Each player puts their counter at the beginning of the number line at 0. The players take turns rolling the die/cube and moving their counter along the number line by the number rolled on the die/cube. If a player lands in the same box as another player, the other player goes back to 0. The first player to land on the last box of the number line wins! However, if the player goes past the end of the number line, they must go back to 0.

Download the Number Line Addition Game

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Number Line Subtraction Game

The materials needed and the set up for the Number Line Subtraction Game are the same as that of the Number Line Addition Game. However, the directions for play are slightly different.

How to Play Number Line Subtraction: Each player puts their counter at the end of the number line. The players take turns rolling the die/cube and moving their counter along the number line by moving backwards by the number rolled on the die/cube. If a player lands in the same box as another player, the other player goes back to end of the number line. The first player to land on 0 wins! However, if the player goes past the 0, they must go back to end of the number line.

Download the Number Line Subtraction 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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  • http://homeschooljournal-bergblog.blogspot.com/ All Things Beautiful

    This is just like a game that we play! http://homeschooljournal-bergblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/math-games-my-turn-your-turn.html
    It is nice to have a printed out number line.

  • Rebecca

    OH< I love this. I’m always looking for things that I can use with my children…all three of them. My youngest is working on addition and soon subtraction….I’ll have to print this one for sure! Pinning to my Ten Days board and my homeschool math board! Thank you!

  • danielle

    Such a terrific idea! Oh thank you! We need all the +/- practice we can get!

  • Two Shades of Pink

    We really need this! Thank you so much! I am excited to see what else you have to share this week! math is our tough area for our daughter and I think this will make it so much fun!

  • Donna

    Mama Jenn, Your site is awesome! I love your ideas, and I will definitely use them in my first grade classroom, as well as with my little nephew. You really have it together lady. :) You have a beautiful family. I couldn’t imagine two sets of twin boys, but they are adorable, and your princess too. Love the pics! Bright Blessing to you and your family.

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

    Donna,

    Thank you so much for your kinds words! Blessings to you as well!!!

  • http://twitter.com/djSTEMmom Darci J Harland

    I am LOVING your math games. I’ve pinned them, downloaded a few and can’t wait to make the big dice you have. I have a set I used for photos. You can bet I’ll be repurposing those for these wonderful games. I also wanted you to know that I linked to these posts in an article I wrote about

  • http://twitter.com/djSTEMmom Darci J Harland

    Sorry…posted too quickly… I linked to some of these math posts in an article I wrote about Multiple Intelligences the Logical Mathematical post. http://www.stemmom.org/2012/06/my-logical-mathematical-son.html.

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

    Thanks for sharing Darci!!!

  • Dianne Polidore

    Love these games!!! Thank you! I esp. love the number line game. Using the number line is a great strategy and important concept for children!
    Dianne

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

    Thanks Dianne!

    Glad you like them!