Dominos can be such effective tools for math instruction. There are so many different ways to use them for math. Paired with a easy to print recording sheet they can become a quick and easy station for math or an early finisher activity! I love being able to grab up a handful of manipulatives, push print and instantly have a meaningful activity. Especially on those days where you need to save your sanity! Here are some ways to use them in your classroom...
Addition: Students simply add both sides of the domino!
Greater Than and Less Than: Students draw the dots from the domino and the add the greater or less than sign!
Race to 120: Students pick a domino and add the sides. They color that number on their chart until they reach 120. This is a great game for partners!
Add & Graph: Students add both numbers on the domino and then graph the sum. You can give the students a baggie filled with dominos so that you can check for mastery against what you placed in the baggie!
Fact Families: Students use the two numbers to create fact families!
Domino Parking: Students take turns picking dominos out of a container, add the numbers and then "parking" the domino. The first student to fill up all of their parking spots wins!
Domino Sort: Students practice odd and even numbers by comparing and contrasting the numbers on the dominos!
Number Sentence Race: Students take turns writing number sentences next to each sum. The first student to complete their paper wins!
Subtraction: Students choose a dice and use the numbers to make a subtraction number sentence.
These are just a few ways that you can practice using dominos in the classroom! If you would like to grab up these printables you can get them HERE!