Purpose:

  • To practice adding and subtracting 9, 10 and 11 to and from numbers to 100.

You need:

  • Game board (PDF, 82KB)
  • Spinner or dice with 9,10,11,9,10,11
  • One counter per player
  • 20 pieces of gold (buttons, shells, pebbles, interlocking cubes)
  • 2 players

How to play:

  • Place the gold on the squares numbered 1-10 and 91-100.
  • Players place their counter on a square in the starting area (41-60).
  • Players take turns to move their counter by throwing the dice (or spinning the spinner) and adding the number thrown on to, or subtracting the number thrown from, the number that their counter is on. For example, if they start on 45 and throw a 9 they can add 9 to get 54 or subtract 9 to get 36.
  • The player moves their counter to the square that has the same number as their new total.
  • If a player lands on a square containing gold then they may collect it.
  • If a player lands on a circled number then they must return to a starting square of their choice.
  • If a player lands on a square that is occupied by another player then that player is allowed to send them back to a starting square.
  • The winner is the player that has the most gold when no gold remains on the board or when time is up.

Variations:

  • Each player can play with two or three counters at a time.
  • Have 4 players playing on one game board.

Download a file of this activity:

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