Friday, October 30, 2015

Proficiency and Fluency Part 1

Task: Addition & Subtraction Game 
  1. You are designing a game for your first grade students to play to give them some practice on: CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.6 - Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.
  2. In order to design this game you want students to generate 2 numbers - either by pulling number cards or rolling dice
Addition/Subtraction War: 
      In this game, you and your partner will get a deck of cards. You are to divide the cards between the two of you. Each of you should have the same number of cards. To play the game, each person will turn over two cards. You will then add your two cards together to get a sum, or subtract your two cards to get a difference. The partner with the highest sum, or lowest difference, gets to take all four cards. Next, you will repeat. Turn over two cards add/subtract your cards and the person with the largest sum or smallest difference will take all the cards. Continue doing this until one person has all the cards. Divide up the cards and play again. 

Part 2:
Design a game that would develop fluency for multiplication or division. If you modify one that you have seen somewhere that is fine. Just let us know where it came from.
This same time of game can be used for multiplication. Instead of adding or subtracting the cards, students can multiply the cards and the student with the greatest product would take all the cards. 
To differentiate for students of all levels, a multi sided dice could be used. Students who are working on basic facts can use regular 6 sided dice, while students who are ready can use 9 sided dice. 

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