Five in a Row: A Game for Practicing Addition Facts {March}

Five in a Row is insanely popular with my students.  Year after year, it keeps them engaged and on task as they practice their addition facts.

What is Five in a Row?
Five in a Row is fun and engaging game where students practice their basic addition math facts.  Students will roll two number cubes (labeled 5-10) or two dice, add them together, and cover the sum on the game board.  The object of the game is to be the first person to cover five numbers in a row.

  • Game boards
  • Game pieces (double sided counters, dimes and pennies, different colored linking cubes, and so on) NOTE: since the two players share the same game board, they need different game pieces to denote which spaces they've claimed as their own
  • 2 Number Cubes (blank cubes numbered 5 through 10) OR 2 dice (depending upon the level of play)
How to Play
  • Students play in pairs. 
  • Student A rolls the two number cubes (or dice), adds the numbers together, and covers that number on the board.
  • Student B does the same.
  • Play continues back and forth in this fashion.
  • The first player to get five counters in a row is the winner!
Note:  If a player rolls their number cubes or dice, but the sum is not available, then they do nothing (and hope they have better luck when their next turn comes around).

You can grab this Five in a Row game board for free!  It includes color and black and white versions, as well as two levels of play:
  • Sums of 2 through 12 (played with two dice)
  • Sums of 10 through 20  (played with two number cubes numbered 5-10)
I hope you enjoy the early freebie!  And, as always, a black and white version of each level of play is included.

You can grab this game board for FREE by clicking here. :)

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  1. I'm so sorry that you have to deal with such craziness from people! You shouldn't have to waste your time sifting through comments for spam!

    Thank you so much for posting the March Five in a Row. Whenever you post your Five in a Row game and What's the Problem for each month, I think I get as giddy as my students! :)


    1. Thanks Stephanie! Those comments are no fun, but I'm hoping the issue lessens over time.

      I'm so glad to hear that you like the Five in a Row and What's the Problem freebies each month!! I appreciate you taking the time to comment; enjoy the new game!!


  2. It's terrible that you had to deal with that much spam! Your game looks fun!
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