Monday, April 11, 2011
Math Monday Blog Hop - Let's Play "Poison!"
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!