This week we are back to work on rounding to the nearest ten. I changed our addition game into a rounding game and added an awesome Pirate theme. This free printable pirate board game for rounding to the nearest ten is a perfect way to practice this sometimes confusing skill. I’ll be using it with my second grader as she does a review on rounding to the nearest ten to help estimate addition problems.
This game is super easy to prepare!
Print the pirate board game for kids on paper or card stock. Then print the 2 pages of cards on the white side of scrapbook paper (so they aren’t see-through.)
Then laminate all the pieces for durability and cut out the cards.
Place your marker on the “Start” map. Place all the cards upside-down on the “Card Draw Pile”.
Choose a player to go first.
The player will draw the top card from the pile, round the number on the card to the nearest ten and move to the first space with the correct number. Play continues to the next player. For example: If the player draws a “43 from the pile, she would round the number to 40 and move to the next space with “40” on the board.
If a player lands on a space with an arrow, he will follow the arrow to the new space.
If a “crossbones” card is drawn the player will head to the closest crossbones space, even if it is behind him.
To win by landing on the last 50, a player MUST draw a card whose answer is 50 from the pile. This rounding to the nearest ten game is a great way to build these critical math skills!
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