Math-Football

A fun and competitive approach to math.

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Everything you need to play this game

  • carton
  • tape
  • coloured paper (green + yellow)
  • two spinning discs (wheels)
  • decoration (images of football, shirts, ...)
  • scissors
  • pens
  • calculator

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Step 1

Overview

The total of the game consists of 6 items:

  • 1-2: Two boards, each with one spinning disc
  • 3: A goal board to count the points
  • 4: A selector to select the type of calculation (this will be attached to the two spinning boards)
  • 5: open space on the blackboard to make calculations
  • 6: a calculator to check the outcome
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Step 2

Spinning discs and board
  • Attach paper on the spinning discs
  • Spinning disc 1: Write numbers between 10 and 5 on the disc and draw one arrow pointing outwards
  • Spinning disc 2: Write numbers between 0 and 5 on the disc and draw one arrow pointing outwards
  • Use the spinning disc boards and attach green paper to it.
  • Board 1: Write random numbers on it, around the position of the disc, from 100 to 50. The upper center position should be an arrow pointing inwards.
  • Board 2: write random numbers on it, around the position of the disc, from 0 to 50. The upper center position should be an arrow pointing inwards.
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Step 3

Goal board
  • Two layers of carton attached to a rotator disc board
  • First layer: two fixed elements and one slider. On the slider attach a figure of the ball.
  • Second layer: size of the entire board with one open space cut out to see the ball. Decorate plate with football, goals, players, ...
4

Step 4

Selector
  • Construct a slider with colorful paper
  • Write the operators on the paper
  • Decorate the slider
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Good job!

A step-by-step guide to play the game

1

Select the type of calculation with the selector. Depending on the level of the player, the player can select the type of calculation or the instructor chooses it.

2

Rotate both spinning discs.

For level 1: use the inner circle numbers

For level 2: use the outer circle numbers

(multiplication is always level 2)

3

The player performs the calculation on the blackboard.

4

Evaluation of the calculation with the calculator by the player.

If correct, proceed to next step. If wrong, the other player can spin the discs and try to solve.

5

If correct: slide on the scoring board the ball.

For a level 1 calculation: 1 position.

For a level 2 calculation: 2 positions.

(Always move in the direction of the opponents goal).

If you arrive at the goal of the opponent, you win this round.

You can choose to play as many rounds as you want.

Variations

For younger children, only use addition and substraction with the inner circle numbers. For older children, you can set the selector.

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