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Value of Playing ZigZag:

Level: Grades 1-3

Recommended # of Players: 2

Materials: ZigZag game board, 2 place markers, 1 helper sheet

Math Skills: Addition and subtraction of 3 numbers

Mathematical benefits:

ZigZag is helpful for children who are comfortable adding and subtracting 2 numbers from 1-6 mentally and are ready for the additional challenge of doing this with three numbers. Children have opportunities to add or subtract 3 numbers in various combinations and compare the different sums. Because 3 numbers present many different possibilities, children ideally must perform many sets of calculations in order to play the game successfully. The helper sheets are used to assist children in seeing the different combinations.


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