Rock, Scissors, Paper

Purpose:

The purpose of this activity is to help your child to instantly recall the addition facts up to 10.

Link to the Number Framework:

Number Facts, Stage 4

What you need:

Calculator (to add scores)
Paper to record scores

What to do:

Like the game rock, scissors, paper both players count aloud 1, 2, 3, and on 3 display any number of fingers on one hand. The first player adds the numbers together. This is their score for the first round. Record the score on a piece of paper. The second player then has a turn. At the end of 5 rounds each player adds their 5 scores together (using the calculator) and the winner is the player with the highest total score.

What to expect your child to do:

Over time expect your child to instantly recall the addition facts.

Variation:

The older player uses two hands and the younger player uses one hand.

Related Māori vocab:

tāpiri (hia)
add
tāpiritanga
addition
otinga
result/answer
tapeke
total
tātaitai
calculator

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