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Ten Take-Away

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

My most-viewed post contains a little game called Deal Out a 10. It’s a quick and easy, yet powerful, activity for building an understanding of ten using an ordinary deck of playing cards and a recording sheet with ten-frames. Β At the request of a reader, I also created Deal Out 20, a version that extends the understanding of ten to making 20.

Tonight, I have yet another version. This one is called 10 Take-Away. This time the ten-frames are filled, and the card drawn is subtracted from ten. Note that when playing any of these games, the face cards are worth 10 and the ace is worth 1.

Can you come up with any other versions? πŸ™‚

Click here to grab your freebie!

24 Comments

  1. Beth Korda

    Thank you!

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    • Donna Boucher

      You’re welcome, Beth! πŸ™‚

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    • Ruth Byron

      I love your stuff! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Heidi Samuelson

    I LOVE you ideas and your shares….”challenge” accepted…I shared my version and your wonderful blog on my latest post…hope you hop over to check it out! Thanks so much for all you do to make my teaching so much more interesting and fun for the kids!
    Swamp Frog First Graders

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    • Donna Boucher

      Awesome extension, Heidi! I can’t believe I’ve never come across your blog before, but I’m a follower now. πŸ™‚

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  3. ilovetotchkinder

    Thank you for this GREAT freebie! I am definitely going to use it this week… Subtraction is proving a bit tricky for my kinders so I think this will help them out!! πŸ™‚

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    • Donna Boucher

      My pleasure! I hope your students enjoy the game. πŸ™‚

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    • Donna Boucher

      You’re welcome, Janaye! πŸ™‚

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    • Donna Boucher

      So glad it’s something you can use, Barbara!! πŸ™‚

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  4. Lynn

    I absolutely love your blog site! I use so many of your ideas. How about 20 Take Away for another game? (Thinking about your Deal Out 20 game that we use.)

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    • Donna Boucher

      You’re right, Lynn, that would be a good idea! πŸ™‚

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  5. Heather Cotts

    I would love the 20 Take Away for another game too! This one is great, though, thank you so much!

    On another note, I just started Reading Van de Walle’s book for K-3 – it is awesome! So glad you mentioned him on your blog, or I may not have ever found out about this valuable resource!

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    • Donna Boucher

      Van de Walle is a book you will wear out from use, Heather! πŸ™‚

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  6. Maribeth Olberding

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  7. Maribeth Olberding

    let me try that one more time….What if you had a double ten frame with all grey circles….then have students turn over two cards and added them together…then crossed that sum out to take away….This would be a 20 take away…I have seen this version with the “bump it” activities…If you do this let me know!

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  8. lorena

    Great activity! Thanks for sharing this, I love your FUN ideas! πŸ™‚

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    • Donna Boucher

      My pleasure, Lorena!

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  9. Becky Fraser

    Love your ideas – Thanks!

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    • Donna Boucher

      You’re welcome, Becky! Always nice to hear that something I’ve posted is useful. πŸ™‚

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  10. Carol Ann

    you are amazing Margaret!!!

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  11. Jane Tarr

    Hi
    Will you be at CAMT 2016?

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    • Donna Boucher

      Yes! I have two sessions on Thursday. I will post details to my Catch the Coach page in the next couple of days!

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