Wednesday, June 5, 2013

KA-BOOM! (A basic facts game).

This game is a great alternative to Around the World with flash cards.  I picked this up at a training my first year of teaching and I've been using it ever since.  The kids love it and it allows every child a chance at answering the math facts.

All students stand at their desk.  The teacher walks around the room with the Kaboom can to each student one at a time.  The student will:
1.  draw a card out of the Kaboom can,
2.  answer the basic fact problem,
3.  answer correctly and the student stays standing,
4.  answer incorrectly and the student sits down,
5.  draw a Kaboom! card and the student sits down.
The last student standing is the winner.

Here's how I made my new Kaboom cans...

One can for each operation
1.  Clean the empty cans.
2.  Measure and cut colorful scrapbook paper.
3.  Glue paper on cans.
4.  Add stickers and done!

You can print out the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division cards here.

Side note, have fun with it!  Do a little dance or make up a cheer when we get to the doubles (1+1, 2x2, etc.)

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