This is my most favorite mental math game. I shared it awhile ago and you guys loved it!
You can use this game with random facts, addition, subtraction, times tables or all of the above! All I do is get popsicle sticks and write start on the first stick and then I write down the facts on each stick with the answer to the previous problem on the end of the stick. I give my students a timer and give them one minute ( or a different time based on the ability of the student.) It is an instant workstation or can be used for independent practice.
You can use this strategy not only with math but with language arts also. You can add nouns, verbs, and adjectives or math facts! I make this for almost every concept we study. When you use them for language arts it takes a little longer because they must figure out the exact order they go in depending on the skill. I get creative with the skills so I am sure you will too!
For the higher students give them a shorter time frame and for the lower kids give them a longer time frame. I have even had them keep track of their time and try to beat it every time as they play this game over and over in their workstation. The repetition will have them mastering those facts in no time!
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