Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Farkle Freebie - Updated!

I know that my posts are normally all about ELA, Reading and Writing. I would like to think that they should be, since that's what I spend my school day teaching. :) However, I had a request to update one of my favorite freebies and I wanted to make sure I shared it with you! 

During the summer, I created a printable to go along with a math game we were teaching called...





After my sisters and I played during a weekend getaway, I knew I had to find a way to bring it into the school setting. By the way - if you have not played this game before, get in your car and drive to Target, WalMart, KMart, or whatever "Mart" you like and look for this:

Or, you can be cheap like me and go to the Dollar Store and buy a pack of dice. You'll need six. If you don't know how to play, you can try to decipher my kid-friendly reminders or just Google it. That's probably best. :)

When I thought about teaching this game to kids, I knew that students would need a recording sheet. I also wanted to include scoring reminders and a kid-friendly list of the rules for playing. So, I created the packet below.


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This is perfect for incorporating mental math, place value, adding 3-5 digit numbers, and probability all into one game. I like to run copies of the scoring sheet back to back and have a laminated page of the "Rules to Remember" for each group playing. My kids have always needed a double-sided copy to keep track of their scores throughout the game. I've played this game with 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. I have no doubt that 2nd graders who love a challenge would enjoy this game as well.

The new "update" on this is an alternate scoring option suggested by a sweet follower, and I love it! It's now a rule I use in my classroom and when I play with my family. :)  I know this is a little something different from me, but I hope you can use it!
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3 comments :

  1. I'm always looking for more math games! Love it! :)
    Jivey
    ideas by jivey


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  2. My students love Farkle!! Love the packet!

    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks


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  3. Thank you. This game looks like fun.

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