The Grocery Game
This 42-page file includes everything you need to play The Grocery Game with your kiddos! Math games are the best way to get kids voluntarily practicing difficult concepts — just like a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. This game adds an element of competition, some funny scenarios to get you all roaring with laughter, and a couple of sneaky maneuvers to keep everyone guessing. Your children will barely realize they’re adding and subtracting decimals! Multiplication is completely optional. You may choose to have your kids add tax (thus the decimal multiplication) or not. Without tax the game is strictly addition and subtraction of decimal numbers.
The grocery prices in this game are NOT friendly. There are almost no nice, round numbers, so your children will get plenty of practice adding 99’s and other tough values. My 2nd grader has a hard time with this game, but she still likes to play it. The twists in the game give the slowest players opportunities to win, regardless of their computation speed. My 4th and 5th graders have no trouble playing this. If you’re looking for nice, round, friendly numbers and smaller problems, try ‘The Sandwich Game‘, which is also a lot of fun!
If you’re looking for more decimal multiplication, try the game ‘Multiplying Groceries’, which is similar to this one, but with a whole lot more multiplication.
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