Blast Off in 5

Purpose

This activity provides students with a fun, game context in which to develop recognition of 5 frame patterns and groups to 5.

Specific Learning Outcomes

develop recognition of 5 frame patterns and groups to 5.

Description of Mathematics

Number Framework Stage: Stage 2

Required Resource Materials
5 Frame cards

Blast Off backing for five frame cards

Blast Off Rocket

Counters

Activity
  1. Players are dealt 5 cards each.
  2. Taking turns, players try to find 2 cards in their hand that have 5 black dots in total.
  3. If the player has 2 cards that add to 5 they put the cards down and cover one of the 5’s on their rocket with a counter.
  4. Only one number may be covered in a turn.

  5. If a player can not make a 5 they must pick up a card.

  6. If the player is left with 1 or no cards in their hand after their turn they may pick up a card(s) so they have 2 cards.

The first person to fill up their Blast Off rocket is the winner!

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