Spider and the Fly

Purpose:

• To practice adding tens and ones.

You need:

• Game board (one per player) (PDF, 289KB)
• Two spinners or dice the same colour to represent the ones.
• 1,1,2,2,3,3
• 1,2,3,4,5,6
• Two spinners or dice the same colour to represent the tens.
• 1,1,2,2,3,3
• 1,2,3,4,5,6
• 8 counters (buttons, walnut shells, pebbles) per player

How to play:

• Each player has their turn to throw the 4 dice or spin the spinners.
• First they add the tens together then they add the ones together. Next they add the tens and ones together to make their new number. For example, if they throw a 4 and a 2 on the red dice/spinners they have 6 tens. If they throw a 3 and a 6 on the blue dice/spinners they have 9 ones. They add the tens and ones together to get 60 + 9 = 69.
• If they have that corresponding number on one of their flies they are allowed to cover that number.
• If the number is already covered they miss a turn.
• The winner is the first spider to have all their flies covered.

Variation:

• They can use any two dice for the tens and any two dice for the ones in order to get a number on their board.