Rounding Rodeo PowerPoint Game Freebie for 4th Grade

Hey, ya'll!

For those who are in a hurry, here's the freebie link for your Place Value Partners: Rounding Rodeo PowerPoint Math Game based on common core standard 4.NBT.3.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Place-Value-Partners-Rounding-Rodeo-PowerPoint-Game-1534494


For those who are not in a hurry...

We're having fun with PowerPoint math games now!


I love making Smart Board games, but I found out that my school or district or whoever was not paying what Smarttech wants for the latest update. So I was told it was best to stay away from creating files in Smart Notebook. And since I've had a lot of interest in my Smart Board games from teachers with other types of interactive whiteboards, I decided to try my hand at making PowerPoint games. What I love about my PowerPoint games is that they open so much quicker than Smart Notebook for whatever reason.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/4th-Grade-Math-PowerPoint-Games-MEGA-Bundle-1534569

Of course I really wanted to laugh when I tried to put my games on some Mac laptops I have, and I was told that we're going all Mac now without Microsoft Office, so I might want to stay away from creating PowerPoint files and actually switch over to Keynote now.

Oh. my. goodness. Please, Lord, help me with this ever-changing technology.

So, how do they work?


If you're a video demo kind of person, watch the following video:

4th Grade Math PowerPoint Game Mega Bundle


If not, it goes like this:

I usually first introduce the game in a whole group setting. They sit around the carpet with a recording sheet and a clipboard (each game comes with a recording sheet).

In Slideshow mode, one student touches a random object from the start page.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/4th-Grade-Math-PowerPoint-Games-MEGA-Bundle-1534569


That page takes the student to a random problem page.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/4th-Grade-Math-PowerPoint-Games-MEGA-Bundle-1534569


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/4th-Grade-Math-PowerPoint-Games-MEGA-Bundle-1534569
Students follow the instructions and solve the problem in the appropriate box (determined by the number in the left-hand upper corner).

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/4th-Grade-Math-PowerPoint-Games-MEGA-Bundle-1534569

Every problem has a self-checking feature whether it is an audio sound, a linked correct or incorrect page, or an animation box with the answer.


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/4th-Grade-Math-PowerPoint-Games-MEGA-Bundle-1534569

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/4th-Grade-Math-PowerPoint-Games-MEGA-Bundle-1534569

If students are correct, they color in the object in the box. If not, they leave it blank. Now I have an easy way to spot who's got the skill and who needs more work.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/4th-Grade-Math-PowerPoint-Games-MEGA-Bundle-1534569


If I don't have recording sheets on hand, we also use individual white boards.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/4th-Grade-Math-PowerPoint-Games-MEGA-Bundle-1534569


After the game is introduced in a whole group, I then place it in a folder on the desktop for students to play during group time. I've also found a nifty app called SlideShark that students can use to play the games on a tablet.



What games have I created?


Here's the title pages of the games I've created so far.


















 




You can find these in a bundle at TpT. I also have a Spanish version available. And they are on sale at 50% off for the first 3 days! I will be adding more files throughout the year, so the price will go up according to the value of the bundle.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the freebie!

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