tribulations board game


Tribulations is a game that asks students to consider more than one operation at a time. With each card draw, students must begin searching for, and constructing numerical relationships. Players must use multiplication as their first operation, which requires them to think about either going over, or under the target number, using addition or subtraction to achieve the target number.

In order to be successful, students must be able to think of more than one way to achieve a number, therefore strengthening their number sense. Also, because students can use numbers which are positioned vertically, horizontally, or diagonally they must consider several options with each turn.

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Tribulations number cards

Tribulations: Number cards

Tribulations number card backs

Tribulations: Number card backs

Tribulations tile cards

Tribulations: Tile cards

Tribulations rules

Tribulations: Rules

Tribulations notes

Tribulations: Notes


Recommended # of Players: 2 - 4