Go Fish Math Game

Math: 4.NBT.B.4


Reel in addition and subtraction practice with this two-player variation of Go Fish! The object of the game is to create a larger numeral than your opponent by taking digits from him. Begin by having each partner secretly write a six-digit numeral with no repeating digits on a sheet of paper, such as 926,184. Instruct Player A to ask Player B for a digit. For example, he might say, “Do you have an 8?” If Player B has an 8 in his six-digit numeral, have him announce its place value (80). Then have Player A add that value to his six-digit numeral and Player B subtract it from his numeral (see the example). If Player B does not have the digit, he says, “Go fish!” and Player A scores a zero for that round. After round one, if the same number appears more than once in a player’s numeral, he may choose which place value to give away. The player with the larger numeral at the end of six rounds is the winner.


(From – The Mailbox)


About Lucy Salerno

I have been a resident of Fairfield for over 25 years and have 30 years’ teaching experience in California K – 6 schools. I have been a music teacher, band and choral director, elementary teacher in grades K – 6, a district level technology coordinator teaching, and an elementary school administrator. In 2011, my most recent school, Scandia Elementary, on Travis Air Force Base, was awarded the California Distinguished School Award for work and programs implemented under my watch. Because of my broad educational background, I know and understand what is needed in today's difficult educational environment. I have taught writing to children in numerous grades as a core subject as well as integrating writing into other curricula areas. I retired a few years ago from the Travis Unified School District, I love working with children, and am now dedicating my services and skills in support of your children. Through love and patience, I hope to understand a child's needs, meet them where they are, build self-confidence and develop a life-long love of learning.
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