We are having a blast working on addition and subtraction to 20, and our favourite game lately is Make 10!
Mrs. Beliveau modified the rules from the original game posted here.
Today a game board was sent home with each student, but more can be printed here. Have a deck of cards? Then you can play at home!
Take out the face cards. This game uses Ace through 10. We treat the Ace as a 1.
Using the game board, put out four cards on the spaces 1, 2, 3, and 4. Turn the rest of the deck over on the space marked "deck".
Here is the challenge! Can you make ten using up to 4 cards?
Look, she made 10 with all four cards! Set the group of 10 aside, and put out more cards from the deck.
Replenish the empty spaces with cards from the deck.
There are lots of ways she made 10!
Can't make 10?
Choose one card to put back on the bottom of the deck, and take the top card.
The kids have played several times and should be able to explain the rules and play independently at home. Happy counting!