Memory, Basic Facts to 20

Purpose:

  • To increase children’s confidence in recalling basic facts to 10 quickly.

You need:

  • A pack of cards with the picture cards removed (Ace is 1.)

How to play:

  • Shuffle the cards well and lay out 12 cards face down, in a 4 by 3 grid.
  • The remaining cards are put face down in a pile.
  • Children take turns to choose 2 cards from the grid.
  • If the cards add to 10 the child gets to keep the cards and replaces the 2 they have taken with 2 more.
  • Continue to play until all possible combinations to 10 have been collected.

Variations:

  • Change the target number, for example, instead of 10, use 13 or 14.
  • Change the number of cards they can choose, for example, 3 cards instead of 2.

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