I bought these number chips at Staples and I was planning to write numbers on them up to 100…that was some time ago. I finally purposed to do it the other evening all the while pondering what I could have the kids do with number chips.
- dice roll/number chip match- roll the die or dice and find the number chip that matches (obviously using only numbers to 12)
- randomly draw two chips and do addition and subtraction with them.
- randomly draw and mulitply
- algebraic number sentences using blank disks and operation signs
- skip counting practice- the way mine are numbered they go in 10s by color
- counting to 100
- number sequence/identification- practice reading numbers
- chip war- similar to card war (and you can draw two chips so that you have to add to see whose number is bigger)
- sort by color/10s grouping
- draw a chip and stack that many blocks/cubes/large buttons/stacking cubes
- mental math- do a problem and pull the number that is the answer
- combine with game ideas from Games for Math or Games for Learning
- graphing with chips- represent bars with chips
- find number missing in a patterned sequence
- counters for math in Family Math series
- bean bag toss to an answer to a math problem called out- instead of hopping to the answer they have to toss the bean bag to the answer (which is on the chip)
So…how’d I do? And this was under the influence of the King Sharpie I used to put the numbers on the chips. I put the list I made in with the chips and I think I’m being affected again just typing this post! Maybe this box needs to outgas before we try any of these…
Feel free to leave a comment with more ideas!