Hello everyone!

This vocabulary game is based on the number game Tri-Ominos. It's basically like dominoes except that it uses triangles.

Next, print out one page per group. We usually play this in groups of 2-3 students. Cut out the triangles.

Each student draws 5 triangles from the pile and puts them face up in front of them. They can play rock-paper-scissors to determine the playing order. The first student matches one of their triangles to the starting triangle in the middle. They place one of their triangles side-by-side to the starting triangle. So, they must match 2 of the words. If none of their triangles can make a match, then the student draws another triangle from the pile and it's the next student's turn. If the student can make a match, they play and it's the next student's turn.

The first student to run out of triangles is the winner.

I've played this game with elementary 4th, 5th and 6th grade and with my parents' class. All of them seem to enjoy it.

If you'd like more info about Tri-Ominos (rule explanations and example pictures), try these pages:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triominoes

http://www.domino-games.com/domino-rules/tri-ominos.html

This vocabulary game is based on the number game Tri-Ominos. It's basically like dominoes except that it uses triangles.

**To set up the game**, first fill in the template. You can download the triangles_TEMPLATE. ppt and use the find-and-replace feature in Powerpoint to quickly change the words to your own vocabulary words. Since I don't have a color printer, sometimes I print out the blank triangles and use colored markers to write the words in (I find color-coding is helpful for the younger students who struggle a bit with reading).Next, print out one page per group. We usually play this in groups of 2-3 students. Cut out the triangles.

**To play**, have each group sit around a desk. Have the groups turn over the triangles so they are all face down. Let them mix up the triangles on the desk and then push them into a pile to the side. Choose one starting triangle from the pile and put it face up in the middle of the desk.Each student draws 5 triangles from the pile and puts them face up in front of them. They can play rock-paper-scissors to determine the playing order. The first student matches one of their triangles to the starting triangle in the middle. They place one of their triangles side-by-side to the starting triangle. So, they must match 2 of the words. If none of their triangles can make a match, then the student draws another triangle from the pile and it's the next student's turn. If the student can make a match, they play and it's the next student's turn.

The first student to run out of triangles is the winner.

**To use this as vocabulary practice**, have the students say the words that they are matching. You can make it more challenging by having them use the words they match in a sentence or you could try using pictures instead of words.I've played this game with elementary 4th, 5th and 6th grade and with my parents' class. All of them seem to enjoy it.

If you'd like more info about Tri-Ominos (rule explanations and example pictures), try these pages:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triominoes

http://www.domino-games.com/domino-rules/tri-ominos.html