Most of us probably remember playing Bingo as kids. Well, how about Addition Bingo in the classroom, or even at home as a way of making "learning how to add" fun and engaging!
Whatever level of addition you're teaching, we want to have you covered. Whether it's 1-digit, 2-digits, 3-digits, fractions, or signed integers, we'll be adding more and more.
I recommend using cardstock when printing the game boards, and that way they'll last quite a bit longer. You can also laminate the game cards too either with your own laminater.
Here's a quick 4 minute youtube video with four ways to laminate your bingo cards at home even if you don't have a laminator.
How to Play Addition Bingo
If you know how to play traditional Bingo, you're well on your way to enjoying Addition Bingo - the rules are similar - the winner must have five spaces in a row covered on their bingo card with tokens, either horizontally, diagonally, or vertically.
You can either choose a caller to call out the addition problems for each round, or you can have each player take turns calling the addition problems out.
(If you choose a caller, the caller will use the "answer key" to veryify the correct answer after each round.)
For the bingo chips, you can use poker chips, coins, small pieces of papers, or whatever you like.
(If you decided to choose a caller at the start of the game, the caller uses the answer key to read aloud and verify the correct answer afetr every play. Otherwise the player who read the addition problem uses the answer key to read aloud and verify the correct answer.)
Bingo is so simple and even young children can quickly learn and enjoy the game! And that's one reason why addition bingo should be in every teacher and parent's math teaching tool-box.