We played a fun game in math today. This is a simple game you can play at home too. All you need are 12 beans or pennies to use as counters, a die or 2 dice, and a paper with two straight lines. Here are the directions for Make it Equal.
Work with a partner.
Partners will take turns rolling a die or dice. After they roll, they put their counters on one of the lines on the paper. The partner rolls and counts out their counters, then lines them up with the counters on the other line to make comparing the two easier.
Partner A has to make their counters equal to their partner’s by taking off, moving or putting on more beans. Partner B counts to check. Switch roles, and play again!
If your child easily identifies the dots on one die, they can play with two.
After you have played a few times,, turn the paper the other way so the children get used to seeing the comparison of the counters both vertically and horizontally.
Have a great weekend!