I was just looking at all of the great Math Games on Teacher's Notebook and decided I would try to put a couple of my favorites into smartboard lessons for this coming school year. I love the game 3's a Winner. We learned this simple math game at a workshop last year and it is a favorite of my students. It is great to put into centers once they learn how to play. They basic set up is number sense from 1-10. I like the fact that it is easily adapted to meet all learning levels. With a few tweaks you can do multiplication, subtraction, division and I am sure tons more. You could even use it with letters before and after.
Once you introduce this rules students can play without much support from you. I always introduce this as our first math game at the beginning of the year. I made a demo using the page recorder in SMART Notebook so that I could easily introduce the game. I also added a copy of the board that can be printed out and made into hands on gameboards.
You can find this game on Teacher's Notebook but for my wonderful followers. I am giving away a free copy to the first 3 people that leave a comment on this post.