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Give the Dog a Bone: FREE Number Sense Game Online

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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!

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This game could be used as a link from school to home, as an activity in the computer lab or with small groups!

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