Strike it Out
At Smart Boarding School, we’re thrilled to introduce “Strike it Out,” a dynamic and engaging addition and subtraction game designed to boost mathematical skills for year 1 and year 2 students. This game turns number practice into a funfilled experience, helping young learners master basic arithmetic through play.
How to Play "Strike it Out"
The “Strike it Out” game uses a number line from 0 to 20, providing a visual and interactive way for students to
practice addition and subtraction. Here’s how to get started:

Download and Print: Access and print the "Strike it Out" worksheet from our website. Each worksheet features a number line ranging from 0 to 20.

First Player’s Move:

Player 1 chooses a number on the number line and crosses it out.

The player then selects a second number and crosses it out as well.

Next, they circle the sum or difference of the two chosen numbers and record the calculation in the designated Player 1 section.

For instance, if Player 1 crosses out 3 and 8, they will circle 11 (3 + 8 = 11) and write the equation under the number line.


Second Player’s Turn:

Player 2 must begin by crossing off the number that Player 1 circled.

They then select another number to create a new sum or difference, crossing out both numbers used.

Player 2 circles the resulting number and notes the calculation in the Player 2 section.

For example, if Player 2 crosses out 11 and 9, they will circle 20 (11 + 9 = 20) and document the equation.


Winning the Game: The game continues with each player taking turns. The winner is the player who prevents their opponent from making a move.
Why "Strike it Out" is Beneficial

Enhances Arithmetic Skills: This game provides a practical way for students to practice and reinforce their addition and subtraction skills.

Promotes Strategic Thinking: Players need to think ahead to block their opponent’s moves, developing critical thinking and planning skills.

Encourages Friendly Competition: The game format fosters a fun, competitive environment that motivates students to engage with math.

Adaptable Learning Tool: Teachers can easily adapt the game to suit different learning levels by modifying the number line range or allowing only addition or subtraction.
Download Your Free "Strike it Out" Game
Ready to add some excitement to your math lessons? Click the button below to download the "Strike it Out" game and give your students a fun and interactive way to sharpen their math skills.
Let the games begin! With “Strike it Out,” your students will be learning, laughing, and loving math. Happy teaching and learning!