Sometimes we like to change things up a little bit. Our students needed work on skip counting, especially by 3s and 4s. Our district math coach gave us a great game called Treasure Hunt, where students have to count by multiples of a given number. We were so excited to give this a try that we decided to do it as our whole group lesson before placing it in the Explore Zone.
It was a great idea until....
...we laid the cards out and saw they spanned 4 desks!!! That's a LOT of skip counting!
Being the (*ahem*) great teachers that we are, we decided to have students complete the entire sequence with a partner during our whole group lesson. Once the sequence was complete, students kept the first twenty cards in each row and put the rest away. Those forty cards, plus four "treasure" cards, went into baggies for the Explore Zone. Students are so excited to be able to "play with Someone" in the Explore Zone!
And we are excited that we worked out the kinks before students started their ZONES choices!
BONUS: Free stuff for you!
Click on the link below for the Treasure Hunt game cards. Scroll down until you see Treasure Hunt.
Download the game instructions we used:
If you try this game, we would love to hear how you used it, and how it worked in your classroom!
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