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Title – Math Skeeball
By – Debbie Haren
Subject – Math
Grade Level – 3 or 4

Make a skeeball form on a piece of cardboard or large posterboard. In each circle put in numbers such as 100 240 360 etc. Find a small soft ball the children can use to roll toward the skeeball chart. Decide how many turns the children get by how far you are in classroom in addition. If you are up to adding 4 or 5 columns of addition then they can roll 4 or 5 times each. Have the students have a chart with each amount of the skeebal numbers on it. Have them put hashmarks on the chart if they get that number. After they are all done with their turns then they have to write out the addition equations and add them up whoever has the highest number is the winner. The chart should look something like this.

Skeeball chart

50                      160                      250                      500                      1000

                     1                                1                                1

sample addition problem would be:

+ 250

The children love playing this game and it is a great way for the kids to practice making columns and adding. as the kids get older you can adapt this to involve multiplication and division..

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