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Subtraction Facts game

Do your students need to build their addition & subtraction fact fluency? Of course they do!

Then try out 5 in a Row!

5 in a Row is a fluency building game that students literally BEG to play. It’s mainly self-running, and changes every single time you play, keeping things engaging. There are two components to 5 in a Row: the printed student gameboard and the digital, self-running, ever-changing slideshow in Powerpoint. The game is set to advance after 9 seconds, but you can add or remove time to best fit your students’ needs. In order to play in Powerpoint you must approve the macros to run- that’s what keeps the game random and fun!

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Students play on their printed gameboards. You can print, cut, and play in no time, or laminate for continued use with dry erase markers. Keep a stack handy in class to play whenever you’d like.

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Once you press start, the game runs on its own, leaving you a second to clean your desk, pass out papers, get a drink of your now cold coffee, or just take a few deep breaths! When students yell “5 in a Row” hit “ESC” to stop the slideshow and check their answers.

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5 in a Row changes with every game you play. When you’ve launched the slideshow, click the shape to randomize the slides, keeping the game ever-changing.

Ready to try it?

Once you play 5 in a Row with your students, they’ll beg to keep playing again and again! Sign up below to receive 2 free versions: addition within 20, and subtraction within 20.

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Hi! I’m Tessa!

I’ve spent the last 15 years teaching in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, and working beside elementary classrooms as an instructional coach and resource support. I’m passionate about mathliteracy, and finding ways to make teachers’ days easier. I share from my experiences both in and out of the elementary classroom. Read more About Me.

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