This is the first in a series of printable math worksheets I will be sharing with you this summer. It is an open ended game board with jellyfish and coral graphics. We have been using it to work on addition facts, but it could be used for a number of math games to review number and facts. You will notice that I didn’t put directions for how to use the game board on the printable. I wanted it to be open ended. You can then use it to work on the skills your kids need to work on.
Below you will find a list of several of the ways that I think this first in the series of printable math worksheets can be used. After looking the list over I bet you will be able to come up with more fun ways to use it. You may even decide you want to use it to review reading skills or sight words.
Ways to Use Open Ended Printable Math Worksheets
Most of these game ideas using the jellyfish game board are focused on skills children in the primary grades are working on. You could totally use the game board with older children too.
Say the Number and Move It
Your children can use a die with a number on it or dots. Children will roll a single die and then say the number that is displays or represents. If they say the correct number, they can move that number of spaces.
Add the Number
Your children will roll two or three dice with dots on them. They will then add up the number in their heads or touch and count each of the dots of the dice. They can then move that number of spaces on the game board.
Adding and Beyond
Children will roll two dice. They will add the numbers on the two dice to find the sum. Then they will tell the next four numbers after that number.
Child rolls a 3 and 4.
They say it equals 7.
Then they count on 8,9, 10,11.
Finally they move the sum of the two dice on the game board.
Say a Number Then Roll and Subtract
One player calls out a number from 0-20 and then rolls a single die. They will need to state the subtraction fact that they have created.
Child says the number 11.
They roll a six.
Child answers with the number 5.
They can then move that number of spaces on the game board.
Roll and Multiply
Children will roll two die. They will multiply the numbers that appear on the die. Then they will move that number of spaces on the game board.
More Printable Math Worksheets
Opened ended printable math worksheets can be used for so many different games. I hope your children will enjoy the games I have shared with you above.