Author:
Tina Fuller
Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Game
Level:
Upper Primary
3
Tags:
Buchanan, Game, Math, Mini-grant, Movement, Sol 3.3b
Language:
English
Media Formats:

# 3 Digit Addition with Regrouping Pumpin Walk

## Overview

My students need lots of practice to master addition with regrouping, so I created this fun game to help them practice.  This activity supports sol 3.3b, create and solve single-step and multi-step practical problems involving sums or differences of two whole numbers, each 9,999 or less.  The students make a big circle around the room and play a cakewalk style game.  When the teacher stops the music, they sit in front of the closest card and add the two numbers.   Students use their knowledge of place value and estimation to determine if their answer is reasonable.  I created this activity during the week of Halloween so the pumpkins were a big hit with my students who really enjoy movement activities.

3 Digit Addition with Regrouping Pumpkin Walk

My students need lots of practice to master addition with regrouping, so I created this fun game to help them practice.  This activity supports sol 3.3b, create and solve single-step and multi-step practical problems involving sums or differences of two whole numbers, each 9,999 or less.  The students make a big circle around the room and play a cakewalk style game.  When the teacher stops the music, they sit in front of the closest card and add the two numbers.   Students use their knowledge of place value and estimation to determine if their answer is reasonable.  I created this activity during the week of Halloween so the pumpkins were a big hit with my students who really enjoy movement activities.

Materials:

Dry erase markers

Dry erasers

Smartboard or cell phone/speaker to play music

Bubble gum or candy (optional)

Directions:

• Hand out dry erase paddles, markers, and erasers.

• The students make a big circle around the room.

• The teacher places pumpkin cards with the addition problems on the floor in front of the students.

• The teacher plays cakewalk music from YouTube through the smartboard (I played a Halloween song).   Alternatively, you can play music a different way such as using Bluetooth and a small speaker with a cell phone.

• The students walk around in a circle while the music plays.

• When the teacher stops the music, the students sit in front of the closest card and do the addition problem on the dry erase board or paddle.

• While the students are working on the problems, the teacher walks around to check answers and help as needed.  When they finish their problem, they check their neighbors' work.

• After all students finish, the teacher pulls an answer card from a bowl or bag and reads the number.

• The student who has the answer that matches is the winner!

• Treat the winner with gum or candy. (optional)

• Play as many rounds as desired or time allows.

Click on the link for the game.

You will be prompted to make a copy.  The copy will be sent to your Google Drive.

“Plain Pumpkin Clip Art” by Ocal, posted on Clker, December 3, 2010, is in the Public Domain, CCO, http://www.clker.com/clipart-plain-pumpkin.html