Saturday, July 23, 2011

Twist on Go Fish - Multiplication Go Fish

Almost everyone knows how to play Go Fish.  The game itself is great for young students learning number recognition.  For older students the game can be modified into Multiplication Go Fish.  Here is how you play...

Multiplication Go Fish

Object:  To collect pairs of cards with the same number on them.  Players search for cards with number that match the number they already have in their hand.  However in this version, players ask if another player has a certain number, not by calling out the number, but by forming a multiplication question.

Materials:  Deck of Cards

Number of Players: 3 or more (can be played with 2, but best with 3 or more)

How to Play:

1.  Deal five cards to each player.  The rest of the cards go in a pile in the middle.  This will be the draw deck.

2.  Players alternate turns as they ask another player if he or she has that certain value in their hand.
                               For example:  Do you have any 3 x 3's (9's)?

3.  If that player has that number, he or she must give it to the person who asked for it.  That person puts the matched pair down in front of themselves.

4.  If the player does not have that number, he or she says "Go Fish", the player who asked for the card must draw a card from the draw pile.

5.  If the card drawn matches what they asked for, they may put the match down in front of themselves, if no match, he keeps the card and the next player goes.

6.  Play continues until one player is out of cards. 

How to Win:     Players count up their pairs.  The player with the most pairs is the winner.

Have Fun and Enjoy!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

And The Winner Is...

Congratulations to comment number 22, Tonya! 

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Tonya is the winner of the game, Head Full of Numbers!

Tonya, please email me to claim your prize!  myteachingspirit@gmail.com

I started this giveaway to celebrate my 200th follower.  I could never imagine while doing this contest that I would surpass my 300th follower also!  Thank you to everyone for your support and kind comments.  Be on the lookout for other giveaways coming soon!

Happy Sunday Everyone!



Thursday, July 7, 2011

Last Day to Vote...

Just a reminder that today is the last day to vote for the Really Good Blog contest.  Remember that you can vote once a day, today being the last day.

I would appreciate it if you could take a moment to vote today.  You can find me under the specialty category under Guided-Math.


Also...

Tomorrow is the last day to enter my math game giveaway.  See this post for details and how to enter.  The winner will be announced on Saturday!  Good Luck!



Thank you and happy voting!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A 200 Follower Milestone Giveaway

In order to celebrate being nominated for the Really Good Blog Contest (vote here) and having reached 200 followers and because it is a holiday weekend...

I am hosting my first of giveaway!!

The winner will get this game....


Head Full of Numbers


This is a favorite math game in my classroom.  It is great for either primary and/or intermediate students.  Students roll the dice and then using the numbers given they have to create equations.


To Enter Follow These Steps...

1.  Become a Follower (if you already are, just complete #2)
2.  Leave a comment on this post.

You have until next Friday to enter.  The winner will be announced on Saturday.
(Contest is now over, congrats to Tonya for winning and thank you to all those who entered)

Also remember to vote for my blog (vote)! 
You can find me under the specialty category- Guided-Math.
You can also find the latest news and updates on my Facebook group page...  http://www.facebook.com/MyTeachingSpirit


Have a great 4th of July Weekend!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Voting Has Started - Please Vote

My blog was nominated for the Really Good Stuff blog contest.  Can you take a moment to vote for my blog? You can find me in the specialty category, under Guided-Math.  You also have to vote for a K-4 blog and 5-8 blog as well.

Happy Voting and Thank You So Much!!!!