In my quest to utilize technology and keep learning relevant to my students, we subtracted with Angry Birds today. It was a hit! We recorded how many birds and piggies we started with on a level. Then we subtracted to discover answers to story problems as we played.

Here are some story problems related to Angry Birds:

We started with 4 birds. We now have only 1 bird left. How many birds have I used? (4 – ? = 1)

We started with 4 birds. We used 2 birds. How many birds do we have left? (4 – 2 = ?)

There are 8 piggies. We hit 3 piggies. How many piggies are left? (8 – 3 = ?)

There were 8 piggies at the start of the game. There are now 2 piggies. How many piggies have we been able to hit? (8 – ? = 2)

We have 10 piggies and 6 birds. How many more piggies do we have than birds? (10 – 6 = ?)

And using other math concepts:

How many piggies do we have to get? How many birds do we have at the start of the game? Do we have more birds or piggies? ( >, <, =)

We have 4 birds. How many are red and how many are yellow? (number combinations)

We have a little blue bird. When I hit the screen, the bird multiplies to 3. How many birds were added? (1 + ? = 3)

How many birds and piggies are there in total?

If I have 5 birds and 10 piggies, how many piggies do I need to hit with each bird to win the game? (multiplication)

Have you used Angry Birds in the classroom? Please share your thoughts and ideas! 🙂

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