How does your child do with the tougher addition facts? Sometimes it helps to do an extra activity to help them stick. That’s why I created this printable addition game.
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My Seven is a huge reader. It’s not unusual to find her curled up on the couch with a good book. Like a thesaurus.
But getting her to have the same interest in math isn’t easy. I’m hoping that by playing this game often, those tougher addition facts will start to stick.
An addition game for the tougher facts
Set up for this game is super simple. Just print the game board and the flash cards (get them at the end of the post). If you already have your own flash cards, get out only the cards with addends of 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Find something you can use as playing pieces. I like to put the game board on a magnetic baking sheet and use brightly colored power magnets.
How to play:
1. Place all the flash cards face down. Each player takes three cards to start.
2. On your turn, choose a card from your hand. Find the answer on the board. Cover it with a playing piece and play your card. Always state the fact and answer as you set your card down on the discard pile. “Nine plus six equals fifteen.”
3. At the end of your turn, take a new card so that you’ll have three cards to begin your next turn.
4. Whoever gets 4 in a row first, wins. The corner spots are free and can be claimed whenever you have three covered spaces next to a free spot.
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