This fast and furious game will have students adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers quickly as they swing to break piñatas, earning points as they collect gifts. Difficulty increases in each of three levels, and plenty of built-in help teaches students what they need to know, and promotes improvement where they lag.
Most likely targeted at sixth-grade students, this game is useful for any student comfortable with adding and subtracting the full range of integers. It's a fun way to get younger students thinking ahead, and for older students, it's a great review with built-in incentives. It can also prepare students to manipulate algebraic expressions and equations by solidifying foundational knowledge. Piñata Fever is best for individual play and study in a practice or review context.Continue reading Show less
Key Standards Supported
The Number System
Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates.
Recognize opposite signs of numbers as indicating locations on opposite sides of 0 on the number line; recognize that the opposite of the opposite of a number is the number itself, e.g., –(–3) = 3, and that 0 is its own opposite.
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