## Monday, April 8, 2013

### Monday Math Freebie - Three to Win!

Three to Win is a simple, quick game where students practice basic facts in addition, subtraction and multiplication while using problem solving strategies. The first player rolls two dice and says the numbers. Then he/she looks at the empty spaces on the board and decides whether to ADD the numbers, SUBTRACT the numbers, or MULTIPLY the numbers. Once a choice is made, the player says the number sentence aloud and places his/her marker over the answer. If a player rolls doubles, he/she must cover one of the images on the board. Play alternates until one player gets three markers in a row, vertically, horizontally or diagonally.

There are several different versions available in this packet. They are pictured below.

I hope you get a chance to use these in your home or classroom. Please let me know if you try these and how they work!

1. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try it.

Krystyn
Ms Richards's Musings

2. My kiddos will absolutely love these! I love math so I am so excited I found your blog through Manic Monday.

Alison

3. Did you come up with the game on your own? I love that so many different operations are in one game!

1. Way back in 2005 I came across a site in the UK (now defunct) that had some resources for maths (as they called it). They had a game that used all three operations like this. I changed it up a bit and made it more kid friendly. I'd like to come up with one that doesn't use multiplication (only addition and subtraction) so that younger students can play.

4. Thanks to all of you for stopping by! I love it when teachers come to visit.