10s Pairs to 100


The purpose of this activity is to help your child to learn the multiples of 10 that add to 100.

Link to the Number Framework:

Number Facts, Stage 4

What you need:

Games cards. (PDF, 36KB) You can print these or make your own.

What to do:

This game is played like Go Fish and is for two players.

Shuffle the pack and deal 5 cards to each player.

The remaining cards are placed in a pile face down between the players.

The idea is to make pairs of numbers that add to 100. The winner is the first person to put all their cards into pairs.

The players look at their cards and place any pairs they have on the table.

The first player asks the other person for a card to make a pair. For example “Do you have 40?”

If the other player has the card they give it to them. If not they say “Go Fish” and the first player takes a card from the pile.

The other player then has a turn. The game continues until there is a winner.

What to expect your child to do:

  • To be able to find pairs of numbers that add to 100.
  • If your child is having difficulty help them to skip count on their fingers. For example if they have 60 then skip count 70, 80, 90,100 on their fingers to find they need 4 tens or 40 to make 100.


The same cards could be used to play memory. Players would pick up pairs to 100. The cards could also be used to play snap. Players would call snap if two consecutive numbers were pairs to 100.

He Kupu Māori:

ten tekau
twenty rua tekau
thirty toru tekau
forty whātekau
fifty rima tekau
sixty ono tekau
seventy whitu tekau
eighty waru tekau
ninety iwa tekau
pair takirua
total tapeke

Download a file of this activity:

PDF (93KB) or Word (44KB)

Download a file of this activity including questions to ask in Māori:

PDF (111KB) or Word (41KB)

Download a Pasifika version of this activity:

PDF (99KB) or Word (508KB)