Weekly Challenge

Track Games – Other ways of representing numbers

Tracks were one of my earliest regular forms of addition practice. I remember, especially with Monopoly, figuring out that number bonds to 10s would help me work out where my piece would land more quickly.

Other games like ludo involve more strategy to do with the track as you need to organise more players as you go round and make decisions with them.

This week, we’ve also got some track games where you just decide where you move to based on a few constraints of course. What’s important is that we practise playing with tracks by either making our own games or playing published games as it’s a great way to become familiar with a useful representation of numbers.

Some related topics:

  • Counting and Arithmetic
  • Factors
  • Combinations

To try this activity:

  1. Download the resource file with templates and challenges
  2. Print out the file
  3. Get a counters and possibly dice.
  4. Watch the video introductions to each of the activiites (playlist here)

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