The trainer, Jane Felling, is full of energy and awesome ideas! She uses cards, dice, dominoes, and other manipulatives to play math games! The math games help our kiddos practice their math facts and fluency while raising their self esteem in math.

I am such a big believer that I asked Jane if I would be able to blog about some games that I have used with my kiddos and summer school classes! She said yes so here I go!!!

Today, I will go over 1 game that I have experience with and next week I will go over 1 more game and so on! When I have practiced more games {when school starts} I will blog about them, too!

I will post pictures of samples {feel free to pin} and how-to's!

Jane has different books with a TON of games!!! These are some from her Shuffling into Math book! These games are AWESOME because you can differentiate them sooo easily in your classroom. I will show you how! So easy! I have played the games with grades K-5!

{this is mine...all tabbed up}

Before I begin explaining the first game, I would love to give you some tips on the management aspect of dice, cards, and dominoes! These are very similar to using any manipulative in your classroom!

{Fonts by Hello Literacy and Frames by Print Candee}

Ok, if you have any questions, comment below!

I will be going over the game that I LOVE and I always start off with!

Face-Off

Supplies: Cards

Face Off: You might recognize this game. It is called WAR most of the time. Jane calls it Face Off! I love the name Face Off because the word WAR just doesn't sound nice to me! My kiddos LOVE the game Face Off. How to play: Shuffle the cards and split the deck in half. Depending on the skill you are working on, you will flip a certain amount of cards. For example, if you are practicing the skill of comparing numbers {single digit}, you would each flip 1 card! See the picture below!

Player 1 would use their "Math Talk" and say a complete sentence like "9 is a greater number than 8." I ALWAYS have my kiddos say their "Math Talk". Then, player 1 would keep the 2 cards that they were comparing.

One of the rules is that if they don't say their "Math Talk" and just grab the cards, their partner can call the Math Talk Rule and lose their cards {the cards that they just won}. Your students do NOT want to lose their cards and you better believe that they are using their math talk! Even the big kids (5th graders).

When your kiddos flip over their cards and they are the same, they have to say FACE OFF really loud and clap their hands together! They love doing it and I tell them that I like to hear when they have a Face Off and the only way I'll know is when I hear it!

In a Face Off, each player has to put down 3 cards facing down. Once they have the 3 cards facing down, they will flip another one and see who has the biggest card {again, I'm using the example of playing the game using the skill of comparing numbers}. The player with the biggest number would win ALL of the cards that were put down! Again, they would have to be using their math talk!

The players will keep flipping cards, comparing numbers, and saying their math talk until one friend has all of the cards.

Variations of Face Off:

__Comparing Numbers:__using 1 card {single digit numbers}, 2 cards {double digit numbers}, etc. Smallest/biggest number wins.

__Addition:__flip 2 cards and add them together, biggest/smallest sum wins. Flip 4 cards making 2 double digit numbers, add together.

__Subtraction:__flip 2 cards, identify the biggest card, and subtract the other card from the biggest card.

I tried explaining this game well but if you have any questions, please comment below!

__Multiplication:__flip 2 cards, multiply together, smallest/biggest product wins.

Plus many more!!!

Now, If you've read through my WHOLE post, you are in for a treat! I asked Jane if she would be willing to donate something for a giveaway and she blew me away! She sent me a set of mesh bags, 10 decks of her mini cards, and 100 dice!! WHOOOO!!! So I will be throwing this awesome giveaway!!

I have 2 sets!! 2 winners will each win 5 small mesh bags, 5 decks of mini cards, and 50 dice!

10 die-in-die {clear ones with a mini die inside! my fave!}, 10 of the 12-sided dice, 10 of the 20-sided dice, 10 of the 10-sided dice, and 10 of the operations dice {+,-,x, and division!}!!!

(If you post about the giveaway, I would love for you to use the image above!)

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I made this giveaway super easy to enter and I can't wait to see who the winners are!

Stay tuned for my next math game post!

I'm linking up this math post to:

Have a lovely Friday!! :)

Fingers crossed the first comment wins!!! I'll be implementing Debbie Diller Math Stations this year, and this would be AMAZING!

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These games would be perfect! The supplies are minimal and you can use her reproducibles {on her site and in her books} if you want them to keep track of their work! :)

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DeleteI love your "Math Talk". We know how important those complete sentences are for the littles!;) I used those variations of Face Off last year and my students LOVED them! My students cheered each time they saw our card bucket on my teacher table. =) This giveaway would be incredibly helpful! Thanks for hosting!

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Math Talk is essential!!! They don't know that they are practicing their math language! It's great!

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Thanks!

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Math is Elementary

I like the "All Hands on Deck" to challenge some of my higher students =)

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I like the Shuffling into Math book! :o)

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I just finished an online course on Math games. Thanks for sharing this resource.

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i would love the Alphabet and Shape puzze from the Kindergarten literacy kit

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I liked the game the Box Cars and One Eyed Jacks very much. David

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I love the alphabet dice.

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I love the Math manipulatives, but the Literacy Kit would be perfect for me since I teach Literacy K-3. Thanks for this opportunity.

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Love the ideas...can't wait to use them in summer school this week!

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ReplyDeleteSandra - Our school has been using this resource for about two years now. I LOVE IT !! We attended a half day workshop and received a baggie of goodies ! We have an actual "math games" time block in our day where we use these manipulatives and lessons. My favorite is the place value dice. I hope I win !

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ReplyDeleteHi! I'm looking at going to one of Jane's workshops this winter. Were most of the games she taught in her books? Or did she teach new games as well? Was it worthwhile?

ReplyDeleteShe taught some games that were not in her books! She is a great speaker and you will learn sooo much!!! I highly suggest her workshops!! :)

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