Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks - Grade 4 - 7 Math Games for Basic Facts and Operations

Come and learn games that incorporate the use of cards and  regular dice.  Many teachers at the upper elementary level are indicating that students still need a lot of practice with basic facts (+, - and x), as well as multi-digit operations and order of operations.  The workshop will begin with basic fact games to build underlying fluency, then progress to games for  multi-digit operations, and order of operations.  Handout will contain gameboards, concept skill checklists.  Ideas can be implemented first thing Monday, and can be used whole class or in small groups.  COME PREPARED TO PLAY:  BRING A DECK OF CARDS AND 3-8 REGULAR DICE, PRINT OUT OF HANDOUT.  

To Bring/Important Notes

Make sure you have a printed copy of the handout as well as 3 - 8 regular dice and a deck of cards (doesn't even have to be a complete deck).


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Box Cars and One Eyed Jacks
    John Felling

    John is one of the authors of Box Cars and One-eyed Jacks and has been presenting math game workshops for over 10 years.  Prior to owning Box Cars John was a principal at both elementary K - 6 and Middle Years 5 - 8 schools.  He is passionate about bringing math to life for upper elementary students, and making it accessible for all.  He continues to work with teachers, students and parents.