Practice addition and subtraction with these fun FREE printable math games! Download the Number Line Addition and Subtraction games today!
I enjoy coming up with fun, hands-on math games and activities for kids. My hope is that the printable games and math printables that I created for my own children will be beneficial for your children or students! The Number Line Addition and Subtraction games are great ways to reinforce basic addition, subtraction, and counting skills.
Materials Needed for Games:
* A dice labeled with +1, +2, and +3 ~ each on two sides (We prefer to use our Education Cubes or Write-On Wipe-Off Dice)
* Counters to move along the game board ~ one per player (We used pieces from out Skyscraper Building Set or our puff ball magnets and a cookie sheet)
* The Number Line Addition/Subtraction game boards laminated for durability (Download instructions are below)
NOTE: The board is designed so that you can play up to 10. However, you can make the game more challenging by extending the board to as much as 100 by simply taping the number lines together.
How to Play Number Line Addition Game:
Each player puts their counter at the beginning of the number line at 0. The players take turns rolling the die/cube and moving their counter along the number line by advancing by the number rolled on the die/cube.
If a player lands on the same box as another player, that player takes other player’s spot on the number line and the other player goes back to 0.
The first player to land on the last box of the number line wins! However, if the player goes past the end of the number line, they must go back to 0.
How to Play Number Line Subtraction Game:
The instructions for Number Line Subtraction are slightly different than those for Number Line Addition. Each player puts their counter at the END of the number line.
The players take turns rolling the die/cube and moving their counter along the number line by moving BACKWARDS by the number rolled on the die/cube.
If a player lands in the same box as another player, the other player goes back to end of the number line. The first player to land on 0 wins! However, if the player goes past the 0, they must go back to end of the number line.
And, while you’re at it, be sure to check out even more of my fun math-themed games, printables, and activities below.
10 Days of Math Games & Activities
This post was part of the 10 Days of…Series hosted by iHomeschool Network.
Day 3: Guess the Coins Math Game
Day 6: Circle Subtraction Math Game
Day 10: Math Games for Family Game Night
This post was originally published on April 17, 2012.