Students will practice solving multi-step word problems with this engaging math board game! You will need to provide a dice (or spinner) and a set of game pieces for this fun place value activity. This board game includes real world word problems that have at least two steps and include all the operations: adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.
Students will be given a board game and 20 questions to practice solving word problems that have more than one step during this interactive math board game. Math board games are perfect to use for small group stations, partner practice, or whole group review.
In this resource, you will find:
- Directions Page for Students
- Board Game
- Board Game Cards (20 questions)
- Recording Sheet for Students
- Answer Key
Looking for a way to engage your students’ families? Use this as a fun homework assignment!
*Printer Friendly Resource! All pages are in black ink ONLY. If you are looking to add color, feel free to print on colorful cardstock.
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What’s the best way to use this board game?
- Math Centers or Stations
- Whole Group Practice
- Morning Work
- Early Finisher Activities
- Send home to engage students’ families
Tips for Playing this Math Game:
- Read the directions to the students and model how to play.
- Be prepared with dice/spinner and game pieces for each player (paperclips, pencil top erasers, pieces from another game, etc.)
- Every student should solve every problem – not just the person who rolls.
- Create groups of 2-4 students. The lower number of students means the more focused students are while playing.
- Remind students that the focus is not playing the game but that’s just an added bonus! The focus should be on practicing math skills.
- Show students how to compare and discuss answers. Did you both get the same answer? If students get different answers, ask them to solve the problem using a different strategy or help coach each other through the problem.
Do your students need math practice? Students will be playing a game and will often forget that they are even practicing math skills! Research shows that challenge-based gamification in the classroom leads to an increase of 34.755% in student performance (ScienceDirect, 2020).
The best part? Your students will quickly learn the instructions to play the board game and will get right to work on playing (and practicing) their math skills. This resource is easy to use and requires very little prep. It’s also printer friendly so you’ll only use black ink!
★ Printer Friendly Resource! All pages are in black ink ONLY. If you are looking to add color, feel free to print on colorful cardstock.
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Directions To Play:
You’ll need a dice or a spinner for each game board and a game piece for each player. The person whose name comes first in alphabetical order will play first in the game. Roll the die and move that number of spaces on the game board. Each person will solve the problem on their own recording sheet. Everyone will double check their answers with each other. If you have the same correct answers, the next person should roll the die. If you have different answers, discuss it with your team. Find a mistake in your work or try to solve the problem again, then the next player may go. If you land on a space with an arrow, you must solve the problem before moving to the next space. If you finish early, play the game again.
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