**Why:**Practice of addition Facts

**Object:**To cover four numbers in a row, horizontally, vertically, or diagonally

**Students:**Pair players

**N.Z. Numeracy Stage:**Counting on

**Materials:**Game board, 2 sets of counters(two colours), 2 paper clips

**How: 1.**The first player places two paper clips on numbers at the bottom of the board,

adds them together and then places one of their counters on the sum on
the board

**2.**The second pair moves JUST ONE paper clip to make a new sum and covers

the
appropriate numeral on the board.

**3.**Play continues with pairs alternating turns until one pair has four in a row.

**Adaptations:**Change numbers on the board and use three 1-6 die or 0-9 die

*Adapted from Nimble With Numbers Grades 3/4*

**Note:**

*1. I prepare these type of activities on one side of an A4 or Quarto Card. This is so the rules and playing*

*board are on the same side, often I have seen games disrupted because the rules are on the reverse side of*

*the page!*

*2. I encourage students to play as a pair against another pair. With two in a 'team' there is a need for*

*maths discussion before a move is made. The more discussion the better the learning.*

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