Facts to 10 – Memory and Flash Cards

Purpose:

The purpose of this activity is to help your child to develop instant knowledge of basic addition and subtraction facts from 6 to 10.

Link to Number Framework:

Number Facts, Stages 0-3

What you need:

  • Game cards (PDF,21KB). You can print these or make your own.

What to do:

Use the facts to 10 cards to play memory. The aim of the game is to find as many matching pairs as possible by remembering where the cards are.

  • Spread out all the cards face down.
  • Turn over 2 cards. If the 2 number facts have the same answer they match and players get to keep the pair. For example "9 – 1" and "6 + 2" are a matching pair. If the number facts don’t match, players replace the cards face down.
  • Take turns to try and find a matching pair.
  • The winner is the player with the most pairs at the end of the game.

 

You can also use the game cards as flash cards.

  • Put the cards in a pile face down.
  • Ask your child to turn over the top card and call out the answer to the number fact as fast as possible.

 

What to expect your child to do:

Children might use their fingers to help at first, but with practice they should be able to give the answers to the addition and subtraction facts instantly.

Note:

This activity extends the knowledge developed in Facts to 5 – Memory and Flash Cards, Number Facts, Stages 0-3.

Related Māori vocab:

fraction hautau
decimal fraction hautau ā-ira
percent ōrau
decimal number tau ā-ira

Download a file of this activity:

PDF (97KB) or Word (63KB)

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

PDF (125KB) or Word (70KB)