Learning to count and add is an exciting thing! Especially when you can make a game out of it with a high interest theme. This football addition game is sure to capture the attention of any young football fan, and the best part is they are working on sums to 10 while they play!
I love to incorporate a variety of activities into our math workshop time. It makes it one of the kids’ favorite times of day!
To prepare this fun sorting game, I first laminated the cards to keep them sturdy. Many little hands play with them, and I want them to last!
Then I cut apart the numbered football players and cheerleaders, as well as the footballs, and separated them into two piles.
I introduced this addition game in a small group. We first spread out the football players and cheerleaders. They have a number on each of them that will represent the sum or total of the equations.
Then we took turns drawing a football card. The footballs have an equation on them to solve and put with the correct player or cheerleader (the one with the correct sum).
I do provide a number line at the table at this point in our year. You could also provide manipulatives or whatever your students need depending on where they are at with addition strategies.
We kept solving the equations to 10 until all of the footballs were in the correct spot. Ta-da! Addition practice that is fun and engaging, and I know they are learning!
Download the Football Addition Game
Ready to play some football? Well, math football that is? Grab your copy of the football addition game HERE.
Then, extend the fun into reading with our Football CVC Word Game!