Overview - BASIC MENU MATH GAME
Basic Menu Math Game is a money-math restaurant game by PCI's Janie Haugen-McLane that gives students a unique, "hands-on" way to practice adding food prices. Draw cards present math problems that reinforce the basic skills covered in the print and software versions of Basic Menu Math. All food prices have been changed from the original print program to provide new addition problems.
How the Game Works
Players land on a game-board square and select a matching draw card. They find the corresponding math problem from the draw card on their game worksheets and do the math. Game play can be enhanced with PCI's Money Calc to assist students with addition.
The colorful game board has 12 squares where players stop to buy meals: Fast Food, Restaurant, and Cafeteria squares. Each square features a food illustration to assist players with identifying the type of restaurant. Three realistic "eating out" event squares add excitement and variation to the game. For example, after landing on the "Celebrate Your Birthday" square, players are able to choose a card from any deck.
The math problems from the draw cards are included on game worksheets for students to use when playing the game. These sheets allow students to work the problems on paper, instead of in their heads, making the game adaptable for each student's needs. The worksheets can also be used for take-home addition practice or in-class assessments.
Addition Draw Cards
The draw cards cover foods sold at the five restaurants from the original print program. For basic addition practice, 30 of the cards have students work problems with no regrouping. The remaining 30 cards require regrouping. The draw cards include:
• 20 Fast Food cards for Biggie Burger and Chicken Basket
• 20 Restaurant cards for American Cafe and Around the World
• 20 Cafeteria cards for Mom's Cafeteria
• Game Board
• 60 Addition Draw Cards
• 6 Playing Pieces
• Teacher's Guide with Reproducible Game Worksheets