Pile up with 10 frames

Purpose:

  • To reinforce basic facts to 20.

You need:

How to play:

  • Make two face down piles of 10s frames.
  • Take one from each pile and quickly show them to the child (or group) for about 2 seconds then put them face down.
  • The child/ren add the numbers displayed on 10 frames.
  • If the answer is correct give the cards to the child and move to the next combination.
  • At the end of the game the child/ren count up how many frames they have received.

Variations:

  • Start by only using 1- 5 cards.
  • Hold up three cards to add.
  • Children could multiply the numbers displayed, instead of adding.
  • A pack of cards could be used instead of 10 frames.

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