Target Practice


The aim of this activity is to improve develop students' recall of the basic addition facts.

Achievement Objectives
NA1-3: Know groupings with five, within ten, and with ten.
Specific Learning Outcomes

identify possible addends when given a number.

Required Resource Materials
bean bags

a variety of templates.

  1. Toss two bean bags at the target (on the floor).
  2. Determine the score.
  3. Once students are familiar with the task, give them the score and ask them to calculate where the bean bags may have landed.


    For example
    What two number would you need to hit to achieve a score of 7, 8, 9 etc.
    How many other ways could you throw to achieve that score?
    What is the highest score you could achieve using this score board?
    What score could you get in only one way

  4. This activity is easily varied:


    • Instead of sequential numbers, use random numbers.
    • Increase the numbers to include all possibilities to 19.
    • Increase the number of bean bags.

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