Play Ice Cream Addition!

What You Need:

Terms to Know:

  • Addend: the numbers to be added
  • Sum: the answer you get by adding numbers together

What You Do:

  1. Print enough copies of the Ice Cream Worksheet so that every player has one.
  2. Determine who goes first. The first player will roll the dice. On a blank sheet of paper, the player will then write the addition problem out using the numbers he rolled as the addends. If he rolled a 3 and 4, for instance, he would write the problem this way: 3 + 4 = 7.
  3. The first player will then color the sum on the ice cream cone. In the example 3 + 4 = 7, 7 is the sum and would be colored on the cone.
  4. The next player rolls the dice to determine his addends, writes the addition problem, and colors in his sum.
  5. Continue playing with each player taking turns. If someone rolls a sum that is already colored on his sheet, he loses that turn. Try to use the math vocabulary as you play this game and see how quickly you learn these new words.
  6. The first player to sum up all his problems and color in his entire ice cream cone wins the game!

Celebrate by eating some real, delicious ice cream for a treat!

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