As SLPs, we are always looking for new ways to integrate our articulation activities within the context of academic learning. Here is a fun, easy idea to try. It will allow for hundreds of repetitions of speech sounds while a student practices basic math skills.
- Two dice
- Articulation Target Cards (We often just write words on index cards and have students make a quick picture. We like students to practice words that are personally relevant, and to include words from all parts of speech).
- Dry Erase Board
- Student 1 (or SLP) rolls two dice. Student 1 adds the digits together.
- Student 1 says the articulation word/sound/phrase the number of times rolled.
- While Student 1 writes the total on the dry erase board, Student 2 rolls the dice and repeats steps 1-3.
- Play continues until all students have a turn.
- Whoever has the highest number wins the round.
- This winner receives a point, marked on the bottom of the board.
Students love playing the game, and they really benefit from the additional math fact practice.
More Math/Articulation/Language Ideas:
- Teach "greater than/less than/equal to" by comparing the numbers.
- Improve math vocabulary by creating number sentences each round. Students can even write their own word problem after each turn while they wait for the others. For example:
- If you have 5 cookies, and I give you 5 MORE, how many do you have IN ALL?
- 5 AND 5 is 10 ALL TOGETHER.
- Teach students how to group by 5s (see picture). Then, count by 5s to add the total.
- Practice subtraction by rolling 3 dice. Add two of the dice together and subtract the third.
- Practice multiplying numbers instead of adding.
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