Four In a Row Addition


The purpose of this activity is to help you child practice basic addition facts.

Link to the Number Framework:

Number Facts, Stage 5

What you need:

  • The game template (PDF, 37KB)
  • Counters in two colours
  • Two markers to indicate the numbers being added.

What to do:

  • Player One starts by putting a marker under two numbers in the row below the board.
  • The numbers are added and the answer on the board is covered with a counter of their chosen colour.
  • Player Two moves only one marker to a new number in the row beneath the board. The new combination is added together and the answer is covered with a counter of their chosen colour.
  • Play continues until one player has four of their counters in a row vertically, horizontally or diagonally. They are the winner.
  • If the answer to adding two markers together is already covered the player loses that turn.

    Related Māori vocab:

    basic adition facts meka tāpiritanga matua
    counter porotiti
    vertical poutū
    horizontal huapae
    diagonal hauroki

    Download a file of this activity:

    PDF (92KB) or Word (73KB)

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

    PDF (113KB) or Word (81KB)