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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Family Vacation = Learning New Math Games!

Hey Friends!  Happy August!!  Every summer my family and I rent a cabin in "Up-North" Wisconsin.  It is a blast....  Laying out, sleeping in, eating great food, family time, water sports, boating, fishing, biking, you name it!   

One thing my Mom has always been fond of is playing games after dinner....  We love playing and of course a little competition.  This year I thought a few of the games I played would be great to use in the classroom during small group time!  So here is what we played:

So much fun!!  I was so confused at first but after seeing a couple people play I caught on fast...  Math! Skip counting!  Pigs!  What more can you want!!

Instead of dice, you roll two cute pink piglets, and you gain or lose points depending on how the critters land. For example, if both land on all fours, called a "double trotter," you get 20 points; if they land lying opposite each other, called a "Pig Out," you gain no points and cede your turn.

Roll the dice and try and get alike rolls add up your dice depending on what you rolled....  Get up to 10,000!  Fun game to play.

I loved thinking that I could easily implement this games with my higher level kiddos...  I think this is great!  Add this to your wish list teachers! :)

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