The object of this spring-themed board game is to practice rounding numbers in a fun and motivating way. Each player needs to get 3 C’s to earn a prize or complete board (prize). The prize is free time; it’s free!!
Sample problem on bunny card:
- Round 2,047 to the nearest ten. (Ask the student to show on the abacus, then answer on abacus.)
- Die (braille)
- Labeled game board (see above) from BOP (Building on Patterns) Grade 2 or similar (I like the way it folds and will fit in a gallon ziplock bag.)
- Carrots (Dollar Tree candy item) 8 for $1
- Abacus/brailler/paper (to show work)
- Bunny cards (These were handmade by a previous teacher on my team. She found the image and used a swell machine.)
- Peel and Stick Nemeth numbers (1-3) and letter stickers for board from APH to label board
- Roll the die.
- Move spaces that are on the die.
- Solve the number of bunny problems that are one the game space that is landed on or collect a carrot if you land on a C space.
- Game ends when 3 C’s are collected or student completes board. A prize is earned.
- Change problems to meet student needs.
- Use large print instead of braille, if needed.
- Instead of abacus, have student write/braille out problem (could even have matching “carrot” card answers).
- Other “carrots” could be substituted.