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Bowling Pin Math – an Addition and Subtraction Game for Kids

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Based on This Game:

Print out Lesson Plan

Practice using Picture-based Math (online)

  * Bowling Pin Math

Practice using standardized test simulation

  * Adding a number plus 10
  * Adding a two-digit number and one-digit number with no regrouping
  * Addition Facts
  * Subtracting a number minus ten
  * Subtracting multiples of ten from two-digit numbers
  * Subtraction facts
  * Multiplication facts
Print Worksheet (s)
  * Bowling Pin Math Worksheet 1
  * Bowling Pin Math Worksheet 2
Common Core Alignment
8 -11
Age Appropriateness/Rationale

Bowling Pin Math Common Core Alignment


Age Appropriateness

Bowling Pin Math is an awesome game where students must determine which math problems (located on the bowling pins) have answers that are greater than or less than the target number. In this way, students must evaluate ten math problems at once, rather than just the standard way of evaluating one math problem at a time. Students must bowl ten frames and score as close to 100 as possible.

Skills Reinforced:

  • Comparing Equations
  • Fast Addition Facts
  • Fast Subtraction Facts
  • Fast Multiplication Facts
  • Mental Math
  • Mental one and two-digit addition and subtraction.