Give the Dog a Bone is a great little game for early learners (or for those students who struggle with number sense), encouraging them to think about patterns to find numbers on a blank number line. In the game you need to find 10 numbers on a blank 100 chart in 1 minute. It is pretty fun and addicting!
What I like best is that the added time pressure encourages them to think about patterning, rather than simply counting one square at a time. For example, in the situation below they might count by tens to get to sixty one, rather than count 61 squares. To get all ten bones in a minute, they’ll need to think this way!
This game could be used as a link from school to home, as an activity in the computer lab or with small groups!