There’s nothing like a game to get students interested in learning.
I try to incorporate several subjects when I design a game so I get more “bang for my time-buck” so to speak.
Smooth Sailing does just that.
It involves the science of weather and the math concept of skip counting + those valuable life skills children learn when they play games with other classmates and learn patience and cooperation etc.
4 different game boards have students skip count by 2's, 3's, or 5's.
I’ve also included a board for counting by 1’s for younger students.
The object of the game, is to get a sailboat safely through the various weather to the port.
There are 24 different sailboats to choose from, directions for the various games and 2 certificates of praise.
Encourage older students to skip count as they move their sailboats around the board.
Laminate the game boards so you can use them each year, or run them off so students can trace the skip counted numbers, take the board home and play with their families to reinforce lessons.
Click on the link to view/download Smooth Sailing Weather-Skip Counting Science-Math Game
Be sure and pop in tomorrow for some more teaching tips!