Division Drag Race Board Game

Why

Looking for a fun way to practice long division with remainders? Create a board game to race cars to the finish.


Steps

1. Use Crayola Markers and a ruler to create a drag race course on large paper or poster board. Make same-size tracks for cars to move along from the start to finish line. Be sure each lane has the same number of spaces!


2. Build cars for your game with Crayola Model Magic®. Press and indent areas to create just the car shape you want. Roll and flatten small pieces to make bumpers, lights, or steering wheels, for example. Air-dry the cars for 24 hours.


3. Cut paper cards for your game with Crayola Scissors. On each card, write a division problem with Crayola Markers. When a player solves the division problem, that person’s car may move the number of spaces shown in the remainder of the solution. Make enough division problem cards so each game will be different, including a few without remainders!


4. Cover your art area with newspaper. With Crayola Premier™ Tempera Paints, decorate your drag racers.


5. When the paint is dry, cover the colors with Crayola Pearl It! Tempera Mixing Medium to give the paint a shimmer. Cover unpainted Model Magic with Pearl It! to give it a light-reflective glass or metal look. Air-dry the paint.


6. Play the game. Line up your cars at the start. Take turns solving division problems. Find the remainder and then move your car the same number of spaces as the remainder. First car to the finish wins the race!


Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Crayola Modeling Materials including Crayola Model Magic®, and Model Magic Fusion™, Crayola Air-Dry Clay, and Crayola Dough—

  • Keep away from open flames. Do not use to make candleholders, hot plates, trivets, or other similar objects that will be used or placed near fire and other heat sources.
  • Do not put in an oven, microwave, or kiln.
  • Do not make into vessels/containers that will hold unpackaged food.
  • The use of modeling material to make items that look like food is discouraged for children younger than age 5 to avoid their confusion with real food.
  • Unless sealed with a water-resistant glaze, do not make projects exposed to or immersed in water, such as boats or outdoor bird feeders. They would disintegrate when exposed to moisture.
  • Crayola Dough—contains gluten (wheat flour) as an ingredient.
  • Crayola Air-Dry Clay, Crayola Model Magic and Model Magic Fusion are gluten-free. However, they are produced on the same machinery as Crayola Dough which does contain gluten. Although the machines are cleaned prior to the start of each production run, there is a slight possibility that trace amounts of gluten from Crayola Dough may be present in the other modeling compound products. For information regarding specific ingredients or allergic concerns, please call our Consumer Affairs department at 1-800-272-9652 weekdays between 9 AM and 4 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Crayola Washable Paints—Not for use as body/face paint.

Scissors—ATTENTION: The cutting edges of scissors are sharp and care should be taken whenever cutting or handling. Blunt-tip scissors should be used only by children 4 years and older. Pointed-tip scissors should be used only by children 6 years and older.

Adaptations

  • Begin with simple division problems (two-digit divided by one digit). Increase the difficulty of the division problems as your skills improve. Use Crayola Dry-Erase Markers and white boards to solve the problems by hand at first. Then solve division problems using your "mental math" skills.
  • Drag racers use special equipment and techniques to get their cars to perform. Learn some division tricks to help you find your answers more quickly…like how to know if a number can be divided evenly by 3 just by adding up the sum of the digits!
  • Assessment: Observe children at play to assess division skills. Identify areas of need: basic math facts, learning the process of long division, figuring out which number is the remainder. Assess behavioral strengths such as taking turns, communication, and cooperation.

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Supplies

crayola supplies
  • Markers
  • Premier™ Tempera Paint
  • Arts & Crafts Brushes
  • Model Magic®
  • Blunt-Tip Scissors
  • Tempera Mixing Mediums
  • Construction Paper
household supplies
  • recycled newspaper
  • posterboard
  • paper towels
  • container(s) of water

Overview

grades

  • Grades 4 to 6

subjects

  • Math
  • Visual Arts

time

  • Multiple Sessions

benefits

  • Students plan and design a math game board with rules.

  • Students create unique drag-race cars using problem-solving skills and modeling and painting techniques.

  • Students solve division problems with remainders to play a cooperative game.

Cirriculum

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