Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Difference Makers Math Game

It has been a long time since I checked in with y'all.  Let's just say it has been a crazy busy few months :) Holidays, lots of family time, getting back in the gym (finally!), and my job have all kept me busy.  

I've been trying to figure out what my next TPT Math game would be, and I have finally gotten time to sit down and put it together.  

I decided to create another Subtraction activity because, after working with the kiddos that I tutor every week, I've noticed that Subtraction (especially subtraction across zeroes) continues to be a skill that just needs constant practice.  It's the more difficult of the basic math operations because you are taking apart instead of building numbers, so, especially for those struggling learners, it's hard to grasp and understand.  

Thus, a new game has been drummed up :) Introducing, Difference Makers!


Difference Makers is intended to be a group game (2 vs 2 leveled groups), but it can also be played 1-on-1 if you have students who are strong at subtraction and would enjoy the challenge of racking up points independently.

I hope you guys enjoy this activity.  It was definitely fun to make and play around with the new chalkboard background that I found at Foolish Fire (Google search: "Foolish Fire Chalkboard Background" and you'll find it).

 Of course, to download this game, you can visit my TPT Store Cove's Corner which is also linked to in the right-side menu of this page.  You can also click on the images above, and that will take you directly to Difference Makers in my store.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
- Mahatma Ghandi