Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ribbon War

Even though it is Thursday ... I'm linking up with Teaching Momster today for her Math Madness Wednesday!  This week's theme is Measurement.


Here in Kindergarten, we recently finished our Measurement unit and my kiddos really enjoyed playing the game Ribbon War!  The game is played in a similar manner to any War game.  In the game, students compare the length of 2 ribbons and describe which one is shorter and which one is longer, or if they are the same.

Here is how to play!


Materials needed:
ribbon
storage container to hold the ribbon (paper bag, plastic container, etc.)


Prep:
Cut the ribbon into different lengths (from 1 inch to 24 inches).  Place the ribbon lengths into the storage container.  Make sure there is an even number of ribbons.

Let's Play:
The game is played with a partner.
1.  Each student grabs a ribbon out of the bag.  They place them next to each other on the desk/floor, being sure to line up the end points of the ribbons.
2.  Students tell their partner if their ribbon is longer, shorter, or the same as their partner's ribbon.
3.  The person with the longer ribbon gets to keep both ribbons.  If the ribbons are the same, each person picks another piece of ribbon and compares them.
4.  Continue playing until all of the ribbons are used.
5.  Play again!




I have also posted the directions in a file on TpT.  Click below to grab it!


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1 comment:

  1. Great idea Kay! I am prepping it for math centers for next week! I made a little recording sheet to go along with it- I'd love to share a copy with you if you'd like! Let me know where to send it!

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