Find the absolute value of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions with this set of Bump! games.
Absolute Value Math Game
Are you looking for a quick and easy way for your students to practice absolute value? Teach Starter has created a set of Bump! Games where students will aim to improve their absolute value skills. All you need is a set of dice, and you are ready to play!
- The first player will roll their dice and add the digits together. The player will find the matching value on the BUMP game board and solve the problem. Find the answer and cover it up with a game piece.
- The next player will take the same steps as the first player. If the answer already has a game piece on it, the player can bump the piece off of the board and replace it with his or her own game piece. If the same player places two game pieces on a value, this space is locked and cannot be bumped off.
Through this activity, students will show they identify the absolute value of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons.
Use this set of Bump! games to enhance learning through guided math groups, and whole class lessons.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
For students who need additional support, invite them to reference previous assignments, posters, or anchor charts. Consider using the editable version to include smaller whole numbers so the student can use a number line to determine the absolute value. Additionally, this activity can be completed in a 1-on-1 setting.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
If there are students who are looking for an additional challenge, encourage them to create equations to equal each value on the game board.
Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies!
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.
Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all gameboards in a folder or large envelope for easy access.
This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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