Ten More/Ten Less Game

ten more/ten less

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.

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.

 ten more/ten less

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! 🙂

11 Comments

    • Donna Boucher

      Glad to hear it! I LOVE perfect timing. 🙂

      Reply
    • Donna Boucher

      My pleasure, DeAnne!

      Reply
  1. Anonymous

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

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    • Donna Boucher

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

      Reply
  2. Anonymous

    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!

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    • Donna Boucher

      Great idea!

      Reply
  3. Joan Buckley

    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! 🙂

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    • Donna Boucher

      That is an amazing comment!! Thanks so much!

      Reply
  4. Barb

    Thank you, Donna! This is just what I need.

    Reply

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