MATH FACT GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
- Play Fact War by splitting the fact cards into two piles. Each player flips a card over, and the player with the greater sum/difference keeps both cards Pick a fact card and draw a picture to show the fact.
- Write a word problem to go with a fact. For 3+2, you might write: “There were 3 brown dogs and 2 white dogs at the park. How many dogs were at the park altogether?”
- Spread out all of the fact cards on a table. Say a sum/difference and have your child find the fact cards that is equivalent to the sum/difference.
- Pick a fact card and use cereal pieces or macaroni to make a model of that fact.
- Play Who’s Missing. Read a fact to your child with one number missing. Have your child tell you what number is missing. For example, ?+2=10. What number is missing?
- Play Fact Go Fish. Try to match sum/differences. Ask if your child has a fact that has the sum/difference equal to 5. Match the fact with equal sums/differences.
- Tape fact cards on different doors in the house. Have your child give the sum/difference for the fact card before being able to open the door.
- Write the numbers 1-10 on a beach ball and then toss it back and forth. Catch it with both hands and whichever 2 numbers your thumbs land on you add or subtract those numbers.