# Ten More/Ten Less Game

### 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.

#### Hundred Chart | Place Value

This game for practicing ten more/ten less comes from the wonderful book, Common Core Math in Action (K-2), by Catherine Jones Kuhns and Marrie Lasater. Kuhns is also the author of a terrific book on activities for combinations to 10. Check out this blog post for a game from that book.

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Tonight’s game is Row, Row, Row by Ten. It’s easy to make and the kids will love playing it. Basically, the kiddos start on the top row of the 120 chart. They spin the spinner. If they spin a +10, they move to the number that is 10 more. If they spin a -10—you guessed it—they move to the number that is 10 less.  The winner is the first player to reach the bottom of the chart.

Package it all up in a gallon plastic bag (trim a little off the 120 chart for it to fit), and throw it in a workstation. Click on this link to grab your freebie.  Enjoy! 🙂

• Glad to hear it! I LOVE perfect timing. 🙂

• My pleasure, DeAnne!

1. I’m sure I am totally missing something but how do you make that spinner with the paper clip?

• Sorry!! You just hold a pencil tip in the center of the spinner and spin the paper clip around it.

2. I am going to use my write on dice to make dice for this game, and also add +1, -1 to it. We use this way of adding and subtracting this way on the chart but I didn’t have a game for it. Thanks so much!

• Great idea!