Subtraction Strategy Game - One Step is a series of seven game boards designed to encourage students to practice efficient strategies for solving subtraction algorithms. As a bonus, the game requires the students to consider the best tactical strategies to win the game.
Students move their counters one step at a time on the game board and provide the correct solution to the algorithm on the ellipse they landed on. The object of the game is for one player to get all their counters to their opponent’s home base.
Through game play and discussion students will come to appreciate the many and varied strategies that can be to use to solve subtraction algorithms.
What You Need:
1 game board
5 counters of one color
5 counters of a different color
How to Play:
1. Play a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors to decide which player will go first. (Or Scissors, Paper, Rock, Lizard, Spock for the Big Bang Theory fans) hehehe
2. Player 1 chooses which side of the board will be their home base.
3. Player 1 and Player 2 place all 5 counters of their counters on the red or yellow home base positions.
4. Player 1 begins the game by moving one of their counters ‘one step' then’ saying the answer algorithm underneath the counter. If the answer is correct they remain on the game space, if incorrect the counter moves back to its previous position.