Math Game of the Day


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.