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! 🙂
This is EXACTLY what my kiddos need this week! Thank you!!
Glad to hear it! I LOVE perfect timing. 🙂
Fun!! Thanks for the freebie!
First Grade and Fabulous
My pleasure, DeAnne!
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.
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!
Again, MANY THANKS for all that you do to promote mathematical fluency! This looks like such a fast and fun game – perhaps not for my kinders right away, but I will be sharing it with my firstie friends! 🙂 Now, I am going to say a prayer of blessing for you! 🙂
That is an amazing comment!! Thanks so much!
Thank you, Donna! This is just what I need.