Looking for a fun game involving dominoes and the order of operations?
Have you ever used dominoes in your classroom? Dominoes are one of those versatile tools that have many purposes. Dominoes are generally not a standard math tool, but they are great to have laying around. If you don’t have any in your classroom, you can pick-up a cheap set at the dollar store.
The activity I am sharing with you today is called “Boneyard Numbers.” The basic idea is that students turn over two dominoes and use the quantities on the dominoes to create a number sentence that targets one of the uncovered quantities on the game board.
The best thing about this activity is that it can be adapted to meet the needs of all students! Whether a student just adds everything together or goes out on a limb and tries to use all of the operations, the activity can meet his or her ability level. “Boneyard Numbers” makes a great station and fast finisher activity.
Click here or on the image above to grab a free copy of my “Boneyard Numbers” game.
Read more about using math tools to develop computational fluency skills here.