Sometimes you just want a quick game and not something that will take an entire period. Math Flips are just the thing. The kids get to play a game, flip a chip in the air {Yes, that is a big deal in my class!}, and do a few math problems.

__How to play:__
1) Pair students up and give them one game sheet per pair. Each student will need a recording sheet.

2) They decide who goes first.

3) The first person flips a chip or coin onto the paper. They claim the box {write their initials} where most of the chip landed.

4) The student that flipped then writes down the problem and the box number.

5) They solve the problem and have their partner check it for accuracy. Since I use this as review, I make them correct if it wasn't solved correctly.

6) They record their points - the box number of the problem they solved.

7) Repeat for the next person.

8) Play until both partners have solved 5 problems.

9) You can reward the winner. I use tickets in my class - 5 for the winner and 4 for the other person.

Some of my kiddos are a "ham" for the camera.

Working hard on a little math.

Some needed a little adult help.

Math Flips game board.

**FREE:**I have a free sample of Math Flips in my store. You can pick up Math Flips: Flip for Expressions for free.

**PAID:**Interested in other Math Flips? Check them out here.

**DIY:**Feeling adventurous? Create a large grid on poster board with a problem in each square. Have students toss bean bags. I suggest laminating before adding problems so the board is reusable.

What a fun game! I'm a firm believer that there's more practice and retention when we use games to reinforce math skills. Thanks for sharing it!

ReplyDeletePam =)

This is such a great activity! Thank you for sharing it with us!

ReplyDeleteLove the idea of making a large board with bean bags! Kids MUST love that!

ReplyDeleteErica Colon

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I just love discovering engaging strategies like this! Thanks for sharing!

ReplyDeleteMisty, I love your blog, and this is a terrific idea! Kids learn best when they're having fun :)

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