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Free Printable Math Games with Dominoes PDF

Dominos make excellent math manipulatives, and they are used frequently in schools and homeschooling. There are lots of different games that can be played with them and in the process of playing the games a child can start to recognize patterns like that nine is three groups of three or that two odd numbers added together make an even number. Here is one such game:

A game for 2 to 5 players, or teams

You need a set of dominoes, scratch paper, pencil and the game sheet.

Object: To reach a number as close to zero as possible without going below it.

  • Spread dominoes face down on the table.
  • Each team chooses any 5 of the unexposed dominoes.
  • They should be aligned vertically, face down.
  • Each team begins a round with 100 points.
  • Each team must use 4 of the 5 dominoes. One of the pieces becomes an optional domino.
  • Players take turns exposing one domino at a time. This domino may be used as either 34 or 43, or discarded.
  • Players subtract the selected value from 100, or from the previous remainder.
  • Play continues until each player has use at least four of the five dominoes.
  • The winner is the player whose remainder is closest to zero without going below.

The games are appropriate for number recognition and for beginning understanding of place value. This game [PDF Document] will focus on using dominoes to increase understanding of the subtraction operation. Use the password to open the PDF file.