If you’re looking for something quick and easy to make Leap Day special, try this fun and engaging math game that will really make your students think!
I was hoping to find something cute and easy for my Spanish immersion kids to celebrate Leap Day tomorrow, but since it’s not a common event, it seems there’s not a lot out there for celebrating El Año Bisiesto.
I myself did not want to create something I can’t use again until 2020, so I decided to tweak an Every Math game I used to play called Name That Number.
You can watch the video tutorial or keep on scrolling for the instructions.
You Will Need:
* a deck of cards, a 12-sided die, or a digital random number generator on your computer
* a timer
* individual whiteboards
***Update: I’ve received a lot of questions about these cards. 😛 I found mine at Goodwill but can’t find the exact ones online. There is a similar set on Amazon (this is an affiliate link, I receive a small commission at no extra charge to you). If you Ebay, you can also trying snagging a set there.
How to Play:
1) Students can play individually or in groups. I will have mine play by table.
2) Choose five random numbers by pulling from the deck of cards, rolling the die, or choosing from the number generator (use numbers 0-12).
|These are the values I give to the non-number cards.|
|These playing cards were a Goodwill find – I love their unusual shape!|
And that’s it! It’s been a few years since I’ve used this game, but I know the group of kiddos I have this year will knock it out of the ballpark.
Let me know if you play it and how it goes!
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