Monday, April 11, 2011

Math Monday Blog Hop - Let's Play "Poison!"

The lovely homeschooling blog, love2learn2day, is starting a Math Monday Blog Hop - how fun (especially for me - math is my favorite subject to teach)!

I thought I would participate by sharing one of my students' favorite math games, "Poison." This game is curtsy of The 2 Sisters over at The Daily 5. It is K-3 friendly (and possibly grades 4-6 as well).

To play "Poison:"

1. Students divide into pairs along with 9 Unifix cubes (You can use more or less if you like, as long as you use an odd number).

2. Students alternate play by taking 1 or 2 cubes during each turn.

3. The person to take the last cube is "Poisoned!"

4. Students will want to play again and again! During their 4-5 time of playing, students will begin noticing how they can strategize their next play and predict their partners' next move!

I hope I shared how to play this game clearly. I wish I had a video to share of two students playing - maybe I'll have to add that on my "To-Do" list for school!

I really suggest you try the game out with your students - mine constantly request to play it!

Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

  1. I LOVE this!

    My kids play a similar game where a pair counts to 20. You can say a single number or two numbers:

    1, 2-3, 4, 5, 6-7...

    The person who says 20 loses. Same strategy you're describing, just a higher number.

    Love this. I need to link back!!

    Thanks for posting at the blog hop!!! I hope you return on Monday!
    Cindy

    P.S. I reposted to fix my spelling. ;)

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  2. love2teach2day -
    I'll have to try your game as well! I love to play "Poison" myself and when there is an odd number of students it gives me a reason to play! :)

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  3. I like it. Thanks for a quick and easy game.

    Denise
    Yearn to Learn Blog

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