I found a new resource for K-5 math games.

The entire website has wonderful resources for teachers http://www.youcubed.org/ , but if you want to jump straight to the games, you can look for this picture –

Some of the games will be familiar to you.

Here’s a game that’s new to me:

**Get to Zero**

**You Need**

• two or three players

• three dice

• paper and pencil

**How to Play**

First, on a sheet of paper, each player needs to write the players’ names and the number 999 under each name.

A player rolls the three dice, then arranges the three numbers (for example, 2, 3, 5) in

some order (for example, 235, 352, 532, and so on) and subtracts that 3-digit number

from 999. The other players also should subtract as a check.

The players take turns, rolling the die to make their special number and continuing to

subtract. The winner is the first player to reach 0, but they must get to 0 exactly. At any time, a player may choose to roll only one or two dice, instead of three dice. If the only numbers a player can make are larger that his remaining score, the player loses his turn.

**Adaptations**

You can adapt the game by changing the starting number and the number of dice used. For example, start with the number 99 and roll 2 dice.

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