Friday, July 13, 2012

Box Cars and One Eyed Jacks! Math Games Part 1! Giveaway!!

The summer after my first year of teaching... I was able to attend my district's Summer Math Institute. The Summer Math Institute is 3 full days of math training, common core ideas, and lessons! One of the days, we had a full day training from Box Cars and One Eyed Jacks!
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!)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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!! :)

106 comments:

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

    Mrs. Castro's Class

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    1. 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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  2. Great math manipulatives!! Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway!
    Michelle
    nomonkeybusinessmichelle.blogspot.com

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  3. Great info!! Thanks for sharing! :)

    :)Nancy

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  4. Great Post! This is a great giveaway! I would LOVE to have those dice.
    Barrow's Hodgepodge

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  5. I love all the manipulatives!!
    Liz
    Come check out my new blog Teaching in Valley

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  6. I would love to get the Domino Math Games : Connecting The Dots For Kids.
    :) Tamera
    http://www.myheartbelongsinfirst.blogspot.com
    Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

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    1. That book is awesome! I will post games about that book, too! :)

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  7. I 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!

    Casey
    http://everyonesmilesnthesamelanguage.blogspot.com/

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

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  8. This is a great giveaway! Thanks!

    I like the 10-Sided Place Value Dice: "Decade Dice." It would be fun to use when teaching place value!
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    ~Heidi V.

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    1. Decade Dice are pretty sweet! I used them for place value: had the kids roll a decade dice and a regular 6 sided dice to make a 2 digit number!

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  9. I like their domino products.

    Denise
    Yearn to Learn Blog
    Stop on by, I'm having a Hot Dots giveaway

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    1. Their dominoes come in the cutest colors! LOVE!

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  10. Great ideas and I love the manipulatives giveaway!!!

    Gina
    rhgoheels@carolina.rr.com

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  11. That Math Talk component is great!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  12. Our school had a training with Boy Cars and One Eyed Jacks! I have a bunch of their materials! Love!

    Ginger Snaps

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    1. Yes! We are very lucky! Our district has brought them for years and I've attended two of their workshops and have gotten us some AWESOME materials :)

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  13. I love the place value dice! What a great way to practice!

    Bethany
    The Bubblegum Tree

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  14. I really like the Basic Primary Math Kit.

    Lorena
    Little Treasures

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  15. I would love this!! I love dice-in-dice.

    ღDeAnne
    First Grade and Fabulous

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  16. Thanks for sharing the game and resources!!! :)

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  17. I like the place value dice!

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  18. I like the Domino Packets. I am always trying to find ways to use dominoes!

    Stephany
    primarypossibilities.blogspot.com

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  19. I am always looking for more math station ideas! Love the domino ideas :)

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  20. Thanks for sharing your ideas and resources.
    Barbara
    happyteachingfirst.blogspot.com
    meadowt@msn.com

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  21. These games are awesome!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Connie:)
    www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

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  22. I went to their sight. I have never seen so many dice. I would like to add to my collection!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  23. I love the dice in dice, but I want the 10-sided dice.

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  24. Thanks for the great ideas!
    kcahcrim@comcast.net

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  25. I love it that they have tied the games to Common Core!

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  26. I love all of the different types of dice! The kids sure would love playing games to review/practice skills!

    LifeInSpecialEducation

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  27. I love the domino math games, connecting the dots for kids.

    Amber
    ambs98@nc.rr.com

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  28. Thanks for the ideas! I went to the site...can't believe all the different kinds of dice! They even had 30-sided dice with letters...days of the week...and months of the year! Who knew? Thanks for the chance to win!
    Michelle
    mcoop1125@gmail.com

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  29. Great ideas, thanks! I'm a brand new follower.

    Julie
    Math is Elementary

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

    Thanks for the giveaway!! =)

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  31. I like the Shuffling into Math book! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  32. I just finished an online course on Math games. Thanks for sharing this resource.
    cbartram@kitcarsonschool.com

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  33. Wow - I love their stuff! Definitely want the literacy dice. So useful! :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  34. I love their site. I think it is great how they have the games correlated to CCSS.

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  35. I love, love, love math games! Thanks for sharing! I just found your blog and am your newest follower.

    Amanda
    Teaching Maddeness

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  36. I love the youtube demo of the Box Cars- so many possibilities!
    Staci

    ☞Go NuTTY with ME!

    misssquirrels@yahoo.com

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  37. Just found your blog. Love it! I'm your newest follower.
    Petersons-Pad

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  38. I love the dice but also the Ccss alignment with the games. Great!
    Melissa
    Mandmyoung(at)chartermi(dot)net

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  40. I love the Box Cars and One Eyed Jacks Math attack pack. Awesome!

    mgnreynolds@yahoo.com

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  41. I love that the games are aligned with CCSS! Great giveaway!
    Carolyn
    dopey0222@gmail.com

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  43. Loads of great dice on her site! Awesome!

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  44. Cards and dice...always fun!

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  45. I would love to win the Box Cars and One Eyed Jacks!

    Aloha,
    Corinna
    corgandara@gmail.com

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

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  47. I really liked the "Dice Works Kit". My students could have fun (learn) so much from these games!!
    Peggy
    mrspaulson@gmail.com

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

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  49. I really like the alignment with Common Core! Thank you so much for the opportunity for such a great giveaway!

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  50. I really like the Summer Slide calendar. I'm thinking of doing a monthly calendar for my students during the school year. Then a summer one next summer.

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

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  52. Hi! I would love to have their Literacy Mini Kit to use in my Word Work station.
    Patti
    pattib203@yahoo.com
    Primary Pizzazz

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

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  54. Newest follower here! I would love to win the dice; but if I don't, I'll happily buy them. I can't believe how inexpensive they are! I looked on Amazon and they were $12!

    ✿Lynn
    Inside this Book

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  55. I would love their literacy kits. Thanks for the opportunity.
    yvonnee

    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  56. I like the money dice!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  57. Whoa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That looks awesome! Thanks for hosting this!!!

    Megan
    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

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  58. Great giveaway! :)

    I love the place value dice... we could definitely use those to practice expanded notation.

    Thanks,
    Cathy
    cathy@missversteeg.com
    www.missversteeg.com

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  59. I love the Domino Math Games!! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  60. Love the math manupulatives!

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  61. Thanks for sharing. I teach preschool and am already thinking of ways to make this work in our classroom too

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  62. HI! You and Jennifer from Simply Kinder are making me miss Arizona!!!!! I was born and raised in Arizona and moved to North Carolina 2 years ago. I could REALLY use these dice in my math class this year as I am moving toward a guided math approach and have tons of math games/activities which done with dice and playing cards.

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  63. Hi! I love the alphabet dice! Neat idea.
    dianebode@mediacombb.net

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  64. Thses games sound like fun and easy to learn.

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  65. Sandra - 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 !

    Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com
    http://phillipsecondgradestories.blogspot.com/

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  66. Annamarie NorrisJuly 16, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    What great ideas and what fun for the kids!

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  67. A fellow teacher in my school as the same book and loves it! This is a great give-away! Thanks for doing it!

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  68. Starting a new teaching job and would love some start up supplies! Thanks for the ideas!

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  69. What a great giveaway! I really like the domino math games.

    Vera
    aBLTadventure@gmail.com
    A BLT adventure

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  70. Fantastic giveaway! Love the card games.

    Judith
    judithhallwells@aol.com

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  71. Great giveaway! I love the dice!!!!

    Lori

    littlelori0411@yahoo.com

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  72. Sandra, what a great giveaway! Thanks so much for your willingness to share and for sharing these ideas. I can't wait to hear about some of the other math games! I'm even starting a binder for math game ideas.

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  73. I love this! So fun! I definitely love the book that you mentioned, Shuffling Into Math! I think it is great that it doesn't require a bunch of manipulatives!

    teaching.joys@cox.net

    Teaching Joys

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  74. I like the math mad libs and the literacy dice.
    Erica
    Sprinkles to Kindergarten
    erica_crowder0612@yahoo.com

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  75. I love the Kindergarten Literacy kit ! It has everything!

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  76. I would love the double dice for math! They would be a part of a math center called, "Bump'".

    Lindsey Roseboom
    lindseyroseboom@gmail.com
    Fantastic First Grade Friends

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  77. I love the alphabet dice. I just found a teacher store shopping list I made a while back and I wrote down that I wanted alphabet dice! I have no idea why I wrote that but maybe I will remember someday. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  78. Wow, I'm loving the literacy kits! So neat to be able to use dice for both math and literacy!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten
    ingen77@yahoo.com

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  79. I love the literacy kit and the literacy dice! But I also love the 10 sided dice! Wow! This is a great site! :)
    Cheryl
    cener(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    Crayons and Curls

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  80. I like the Fractions Circles and the Giant Dominoes.

    Tammy
    tammylocks@yahoo.com

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  82. Hi! 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?

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    1. She 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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  83. Math always solve with easy and tuff method , if the teacher is really good then i think not difficult to understand . but some time a good teacher also confused with some questions , then i think only Math Practice Websites can help. if we talk about the kids then i think Math Practice Games is the best for them and want to enjoy every time . then like these ideas provide them then i think they really enjoy and want to solve and enjoy this. so i apriciate to for this wonderful . Regards to you for sharing this.

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