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Math Game of the Day
Math Game of the Day
Carma Way
Wednesday, April 15, 2020


Variation of REACH 21 that incorporates skip counting

(This would be great practice for students working on multiplications facts.)

Equipment:  Paper to keep a tally of who wins

*Select a target number, e.g. 100.

*Select a number to count by, e.g. 2s, 5s, or 10s.

*Players skip count out loud to the target number, alternating numbers.

*The goal is to be the player who says the target number.

*Players count on by saying the next 1, 2, or 3 numbers in the skip counting sequence.  For example:

Player A:  10, 20

Player B:  30, 40, 50

Player A:  60

Player B:  70, 80

Player A:  90, 100

*In the above example, Player A wins.

*Keep a tally of who wins the games if you wish.

*Discuss winning strategies.  What works and what doesn't ?

This game can be made more challenging for older students by choosing a random starting number, such as 7.