Save a piece for Michael is a fun game for maths groups or playing with older buddies. Children develop maths concepts while they monitor the game’s progress, wondering who will save a piece of cake for Michael.
The game involves a combination of luck and strategy based upon mathematical thinking. It involves counting, comparison (more or less), subitisation, addition, and subtraction. Round it out with a conversation about sharing at the beginning of the game if appropriate.
The goal is to help Michael keep a piece of cake for his lunch by eating (taking) less than anyone else.
The resource has everything you need ready to print and laminate. Just add a split pin and paper clip to make the spinner.