Working on subtraction can be fun, and I love having super simple games on hand to teach it! Just like our counting bear addition cards, This subtraction LEGO® game is one you will definitely want in your bag of tricks!
I love this game because of its simplicity! All you need are:
Depending on the level your child or students are working on, you can use any number of blocks. With my kindergarteners I started with 10 blocks each, as our goal is subtraction within 10.
Playing the Subtraction LEGO® Game
This game is best played with a partner, although you could play it with a small group of students too, as the object of the game is to see who can lose all of their bricks first!
First, stack up your tower. Then, roll the dice.
Take off that number of bricks, and then count how many you have left. I work with my students on saying either the equation or talking through the math language. For example: “I had 10 bricks, I took off 2, and now I have 8.”
You could even have them write equations for each roll to extend the learning!
Keep rolling and removing bricks until there are none left. The first person to unstack them all is the winner!
Play again, or increase the number for a longer game!
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