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High Flyin' Math Facts!

Submitted by: I Love That Teaching Idea! Staff
From: SLC, Utah
Date Submitted: November 24, 2001

Download the document below, which contains a "student instruction sheet", a kites and bows reproducible, and student worksheet. Print the kites and bows and make 8 copies. Write an "answer" to a math problem on each kite. Write various combinations of math problems (that match up with each answer) on the bows. (See examples below) There should be 3 combinations of math problems that match up with each individual kite. Attach a piece of yarn to the end of each kite.

Play is done with 2 students. If done with 2 players, have students divide the "kites" into 2 piles. Each player takes a pile and lays the kites in front of him. Taking turns, each student pulls out a "bow" that has a math problem written on it. If the answer to the problem matches the student's kite, he keeps it and puts it on the yarn. If it doesn't match, then the student places it back in the container. The first player to complete all of his kites, wins.

Finish by having the students fill out the matching worksheet to be handed into the teacher. Students simply fill out the kites on the worksheet as it looks in front of them.

The math problems you use depends on the grade you teach.

Examples of answers on a kite, with its possible matching answers on the bows:

Answer: 18
Possible Matching Problems: 9x2, 15+3, 6x3

Answer: 6
Possible Matching Problems: 6+0, 4+2, 8-2

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