Doing the "Bump"–Practicing the Facts


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This video shows a simple to make and simple to teach math game called Bump. The game focuses on basic math facts. The object of this game is to take control of the numbers on the game board by placing two of your markers on the number. Partners take turns rolling two dice and adding the numbers. The person rolling then places a marker on the game board's number that corresponds to the sum. If a number is rolled and the corresponding space has one of each players pieces on it, the player who rolled can "bump" their opponent off and take control of the space. Once a player has control, they cannot be bumped. My kids usually say, "I own that island!" This game board was made by some second grade students. It is easy to replicate at home by drawing 12 circles on a paper and numbering them 1-12. The game board can also be used for multiplication facts by putting 15 circles on the board with the following numbers: 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,12,15,16,18,20,24,25,30,36.



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