Learning to add can be tedious and boring at times. Addition regrouping games help kids to learn and see have fun learning addition at the same time!
(By - Candace Hooks...Grade Level - 2-3)
Materials: Two number cubes, pencil, and paper for each pair of students.
After your students have a basic knowledge of regrouping, have them get in pairs and play this game.
As a follow up discussion, I ask my students to recognize a pattern as to when they had to regroup and when they didn't. They should derive that when they choose the higher numbers to be in the ones place, they must regroup.
Variation Gave the partners two number cubes with numbers higher than 4, and let them play for 10 min. Then I gave them 2 number cubes with numbers lower than 4, and let them play for 10 min. Then they got one high and one low and played for another 10 min.
As a follow up, we discussed what they found happened with each set of cubes. This has really helped my students know when to regroup and when not to!!
Here's another addition regrouping game - Adder-Ladders - a printable addition game with 2 and 3 digits that kids enjoy. Print off the game cards and you are ready to play!
You might also like to try these printable addition regrouping Ones and Tens Blocks. Tens blocks are a good visual and hands-on way for kids to learn regrouping.
Be sure to also check out the main printable math games page where all of the printable math games on the site can be found.