Operations Checker


This is a level 4 number link activity from the Figure It Out series. It relates to Stage 7 of the Number Framework.

Achievement Objectives
Specific Learning Outcomes

use basic facts and order of operations to solve problems

Required Resource Materials
3 dice

4 counters for each player

Enlared copy of Gameboard copymaster

FIO, Link, Number, Book Five, Operations Checker, page 7

1-3 classmates


This game provides the students with a real incentive to operate on a set of three numbers randomly thrown with dice, and in so doing, gain even greater number sense. The numbers on the game board have been kept relatively small (none is greater than 15) so that the students can compute all the operations in their heads.
This game, as well as helping to anchor basic facts, reinforces the idea that a number can have many names. For example, one student could place a counter on a 12 square, using the number combination 5, 3, and 4 (that is, 5 + 4 + 3), whereas another could place a counter on one of the other 12 squares, using the number combination 1, 6, and 2 (that is, 6 x 2 x 1).

Answers to Activity

A game using operations and practising basic facts


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