March Madness Basketball Addition Activity

March Madness Basketball Addition Activity

How to teach Addition

Using March Madness Basketball Addition Activity, students compete in March Madness by playing rounds of addition basketball and scoring points for their team!

Knowing your addition facts helps your students improve their mental math strategies. This activity will give your students the opportunity to practice.

To play, students flip over 2 basketballs (to represent each addend) and ‘shoot’ them into each net on their addition mat. Then, add up the numbers and find the answer scorecard. Then, record the sentence on the worksheet. Students play 6 rounds of basketball to complete the tournament and finish the championship round! Finally, an additional worksheet is provided for students to ‘keep score’ and represent their addition sentences with tally marks.

 

Other resources to use with this March Madness Basketball Addition Activity

If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about addition.

Use this Doubles Addition Activity as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this activity by reviewing addition facts using the Addition Flash Cards. Then, have students complete activity independently or with a partner. Finally, students check over your answers with a partner and fix any incorrect answers.  Once finished, have students write their own word problem based on the equations from the activity.

Be sure to check out more Addition Activities.

 

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