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## ASL Games: Math:

Dr Bill's Basic Math Game:

Make a set of math cards. If you have 20 students you will need 10 cards.
On each card put about 10 simple math questions.
Arrange the students in pairs (groups of 2) and hand a math card to one student in each pair.
When you tell them to "start," the partner with the card signs the math questions to his or her partner. For example: 5 plus 4 = what?
The partner writes the answers.
Whichever set of partners finishes their list of math questions first (and get them all right) wins.
Tip:  Depending on how many students you have this can be done at the blackboard  A 20 ft blackboard can handle 10 teams of 2 students per team. (For a total of 20 students).
Tip:  If you use the same 10 questions but vary the order it will make it easier to see if the students got their answers right. For example, you could create a cards like this:

 Card 1 Card 2 Card 3 Card 4 8 - 7 = "what?" 5 - 3 = "what?"  7 - 4 = "what?" 10 - 6 = "what?"  5 - 0 = "what?" 4 + 2 = "what?"  3 + 4 = "what?" 6 + 2 = "what?" 8 + 1 = "what?" 7 + 3  = "what?" 5 - 3 = "what?"  7 - 4 = "what?" 10 - 6 = "what?"  5 - 0 = "what?" 4 + 2 = "what?"  3 + 4 = "what?" 6 + 2 = "what?" 8 + 1 = "what?" 7 + 3  = "what?" 8 - 7 = "what?" 7 - 4 = "what?" 10 - 6 = "what?"  5 - 0 = "what?" 4 + 2 = "what?"  3 + 4 = "what?" 6 + 2 = "what?" 8 + 1 = "what?" 7 + 3  = "what?" 8 - 7 = "what?" 5 - 3 = "what?" 10 - 6 = "what?"  5 - 0 = "what?" 4 + 2 = "what?"  3 + 4 = "what?" 6 + 2 = "what?" 8 + 1 = "what?" 7 + 3  = "what?" 8 - 7 = "what?" 5 - 3 = "what?"  7 - 4 = "what?"

When the students got done writing their answers on the board the board should look like this:

 Card 1 Answers Card 2 Answers Card 3 Answers Card 4 Answers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3

As an instructor it is very easy for you to "check" their answers since the answers form a pattern. Each set of answers is one digit higher from the answers to its left.

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