Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

I was at a science training Friday, and they showed us an easy little review game. I thought the format would be great for math, so here’s what I came up with.

The student rolls two number cubes. It might be easier for the kiddos if the number cubes are different colors, like on the recording sheet, but they don’t really need to be. The green number cube tells them what number to use, and the red cube tells them the task. For example, if they roll a green 3 and a red 2, they would use the number 14 and show it with ten-frames. Is that clear? Then they roll the number cubes again and have a different number with a different task. I didn’t make a recording sheet, because our kiddos would put the work in their math journals.

I did, however, make several versions of the sheet so you can customize it. Click hereto grab yours! If you download it, I’d love for you to comment. 🙂

Check out this post for a new version for fractions!

I love this idea for students to work with numbers and build their number sense. I teach fifth grade and want to adapt this to our work with decimals. Do you have other resources that would work well to help their understanding of place value?

Check your PDF printing settings, Debbie. Be sure “Print as Image” is checked. Also, if you are trying to print right from the Google doc, try downloading it first. Hope that helps!

Love the activity and no complaints about the math or pedagogy, just one comment regarding the dice. Red/green color blindness is the most common, so it’s a color combo to avoid. I often use one white and one colored die—which is also much easier when photocopying or printing sheets.

I think you are a wonderful math teacher. I have used many of your resources that you have so generously shared at no cost. Your students are blessed to have someone so knowledgeable. I have told my colleagues to come check out your blog. You have fans in Ohio 🙂 Thanks!

You make me laugh every time I read, so I came up with….! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful activities. WOW. I have to tell you that I found some frog jumping games at the dollar store and they are tri- colored. We are going to use them like shake and spill games. It immediately came to my mind, so you are transforming my thinking! Yippeee!

This is perfect! I love the power of number of the day, but this makes it more a game and my kiddos do math games every day for practice of skills. PERFECT!

When my building level math coach is unavailable, and even when she is, you are a constant “go-to” for me! Thank you so much for your posts and your freebies. You are a life saver!

Thank you so much. Your items are always so useful and I appreciate that you make many of them free. I work part time for a private school and the pay is minimal. However, I love what I’m doing and after 27 years in public school, the smaller class sizes are wonderful. Thanks again for all you do to help teachers.

Great Job. I teach el ed math methods. I shared your blog with my students. You provide good, solid math resources. Thank you for taking the extra time to share them with us!

This is brilliant. Thank you so much. I love the fact that this is simple, yet has so many applications. I can adapt it in so many ways for my homeschooler. Your work and generosity is very much appreciated.

Thanks for the great idea! We will learning about solid shapes next week. I plan to use the customizable version to promote the exploration of 3d shapes. I will list the shape name in the left column and tasks in the right column (How many vertices? Is the solid stackable?) I will make the solid manipulatives available and part of the game by asking them to find the solid to match the name before completing the task. I’m sure this will make that extra vocabulary practice more fun!

Once again you’ve made my teaching life better and my students’ understanding deeper! I’m looking forward to making our class’ rollin with robots once conference days are over.

Donna, this is great. I teach ElEd math methods to undergraduate students. I shared your blog with my students because I wanted them to know where they could find good, solid math resources to help support their lessons. Thank you for taking the time to share. I follow you on Pintetest and Facebook. Lori Bjork.

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Thanks so much!

I love this idea for students to work with numbers and build their number sense. I teach fifth grade and want to adapt this to our work with decimals. Do you have other resources that would work well to help their understanding of place value?

Here are the search results for ‘place value’ from my blog. There are resources for all grade levels!

I enjoy your posts and use so many of your products! Thank you so much for sharing – this game is sure to be a hit in my 1st and 2nd grade classroom!

I love this idea. However, when printing, the lines are not showing up.

Check your PDF printing settings, Debbie. Be sure “Print as Image” is checked. Also, if you are trying to print right from the Google doc, try downloading it first. Hope that helps!

Love the activity and no complaints about the math or pedagogy, just one comment regarding the dice. Red/green color blindness is the most common, so it’s a color combo to avoid. I often use one white and one colored die—which is also much easier when photocopying or printing sheets.

Very interesting, Celinda! Thanks for the info! 🙂

So much fun to use numbers and games to practice. Math On!

I think you are a wonderful math teacher. I have used many of your resources that you have so generously shared at no cost. Your students are blessed to have someone so knowledgeable. I have told my colleagues to come check out your blog. You have fans in Ohio 🙂 Thanks!

Very sweet comment!! Made my morning. 🙂

Love this idea! It can be used in so many ways and differentiated so easily. Thanks for sharing!

This is great – the kids can’t say they are bored with the same task! Thank you 🙂

You make me laugh every time I read, so I came up with….! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful activities. WOW. I have to tell you that I found some frog jumping games at the dollar store and they are tri- colored. We are going to use them like shake and spill games. It immediately came to my mind, so you are transforming my thinking! Yippeee!

This is perfect! I love the power of number of the day, but this makes it more a game and my kiddos do math games every day for practice of skills. PERFECT!

Thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to use this. The blank one will be great for differentiation, as well.

Love this math review… Thanks for sharing!

This looks great! I love everything that I have ever gotten from your site! Thank you so much for sharing!

Hilary

Second Grade is Out of This World!

The world is a better place with you giving us great Math ideas! My students always enjoy your ideas and stay engaged! THANKS!

Can’t wait to use this when we go back to school! I <3 heart all your ideas!

When my building level math coach is unavailable, and even when she is, you are a constant “go-to” for me! Thank you so much for your posts and your freebies. You are a life saver!

Sweet comment, Tess! Thanks so much. 🙂

Thanks! I’m going back to 2nd grade after 2 years in 4th and this will be great for math centers I’m goin gto try out.

Good luck on your transition! 🙂

Thank you. I am having so much fun doing these kinds of activities with my first graders.

I appreciate you letting me know, Patricia! Always nice to hear what’s going on in classrooms. 🙂

Thank you so much. Your items are always so useful and I appreciate that you make many of them free. I work part time for a private school and the pay is minimal. However, I love what I’m doing and after 27 years in public school, the smaller class sizes are wonderful. Thanks again for all you do to help teachers.

Thanks so much for your kind words, Linda! I love providing free resources and I’m so glad you find them helpful. 🙂

Thanks for sharing! Your site is by far the best for great math ideas for my classroom!

You’re totally welcome! Thanks for the kind compliment. 🙂

Great Job. I teach el ed math methods. I shared your blog with my students. You provide good, solid math resources. Thank you for taking the extra time to share them with us!

Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Lori!! Glad you find my posts useful enough to share. 🙂

This is brilliant. Thank you so much. I love the fact that this is simple, yet has so many applications. I can adapt it in so many ways for my homeschooler.

Your work and generosity is very much appreciated.

Well, I don’t know about brilliant. Ha ha. Glad you like it, and you’re right–there are lots of applications! 🙂

Thanks for the great idea! We will learning about solid shapes next week. I plan to use the customizable version to promote the exploration of 3d shapes. I will list the shape name in the left column and tasks in the right column (How many vertices? Is the solid stackable?) I will make the solid manipulatives available and part of the game by asking them to find the solid to match the name before completing the task. I’m sure this will make that extra vocabulary practice more fun!

I LOVE this idea! I’m going to share it with my 2nd grade teachers. Thanks so much!

Thank you for sharing this! It’s a great resource to review my kiddo’s math skills as we come back to school! 🙂

I hope they enjoy it and that your back to school goes well. 🙂

Thank you for such a great resource!

You’re welcome, Brandon! 🙂

Thanks. This is going to be great for my below grade level learners.

Glad to hear it! And it’s so flexible that you could probably use versions with all your kiddos.

This is great! Thank you!

You’re so welcome, Tiffany!

Wow! Thank you so much for sharing! I have a spec educ class and this makes this activity so adaptable and easy to differentiate! You always amaze me!

Glad it’s useful for your kiddos!! Thanks for commenting. 🙂

Again you amaze me!!!!!!

Sweet comment! It’s just something I love doing. 🙂

Wow, love the review options with this one… wondering the structure of the recording. Any hints you can share? Thanks for the freebie!!

Okay, there were supposed to be spaces:

14………………..Even

13………………..23, 33, 43, 53, 63

12………………..8 more to make 20

I would probably have them write the number and then to the side write their response to the task. So it might look like:

14 Even

13 23, 33, 43, 53, 63

12 8 more to make 20

Make sense?

Always love your ideas, Donna. This can be used in so many ways throughout the year for review and practice. Thanks!!

Thanks, Michelle! Like I said, when I saw it used for science, I thought of all kinds of applications for math!

LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy Burton

Thanks, Amy! You know I love having your stamp of approval! 🙂

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful differentiated resource!

My pleasure, Kate!

Once again you’ve made my teaching life better and my students’ understanding deeper! I’m looking forward to making our class’ rollin with robots once conference days are over.

Thanks! I get such a kick out of comments like that! Good luck with conferences. 🙂

The math ideas you share are wonderful! Thank you for your knowledge.:)

Cindy

Granny Goes to School

Thanks, Cindy! I so enjoy doing it, and I’m glad it’s useful!

Very nice. It could be used for multiplication too.

Absolutely! There are so many ways to use it! That’s why I included blank ones.

What a simple yet clever game. Thanks.

❀ Tammy

Forever in FirstDonna, this is great. I teach ElEd math methods to undergraduate students. I shared your blog with my students because I wanted them to know where they could find good, solid math resources to help support their lessons. Thank you for taking the time to share. I follow you on Pintetest and Facebook. Lori Bjork.

Thanks, Tammy! I love simplicity. 🙂