Purpose:

  • To give practice in making facts to 10.

You need:

  • Digit cards 1-9 (PDF, 73KB)
  • A number line 0 – 20
  • 2 coloured counters – one for each player

How to play:

  • The pack of cards is shuffled and placed face down on the table.
  • Each player takes a turn to turn over a card.
  • They subtract that number from 10 and move that number of spaces. For example, if player A turned over a 4 they would move 6 spaces as 4 + 6 = 10 or 10 – 4 = 6.
  • Sometimes the players may need to move backwards as they need to join in every turn and they cannot go past 20.
  • The winner is the player who finishes as close to 20 as possible after 5 turns.

Variation:

  • Use 3 packs of cards from 5 – 9 and subtract from 20. Players need to turn 2 cards over at once. If 5 and 5 are turned over they will need to move 20 – 10 spaces. Remember the same rules apply 5 turns have to be taken.

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