Amazing Engaging Math Center!

Monday, November 2, 2015
I grew up playing the game Shut Box with my family! Just until recently, I realized that it is the perfect game for math centers! This game builds numeracy skills, as well as problem solving skills to manipulate numbers for various sums. There are a few different types of boards to play. I found this great 4 player game on Amazon here that is perfect for my classroom!

How to Play: Player 1 rolls the dice and adds the numbers. Then the player is able to knock down any combination of that number. The goal of the game is to get all your numbers knocked down first.
Example: Here an 8 is rolled. The player may put down the 8 tile or choose a combination of numbers, such as 7 and 1, or 6 and 2, or 3, 4, and 1 and so on. If they roll a number they cannot make, their turn is missed. However, the player cannot knock down an 8 AND a 7 and 1. They must choose one combination.

It's worth the $25 and the students are hooked!


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