If you are doing guided math or math workshop this game would be perfect as an activity for students to complete independently or with a partner. The purpose of this game is for students to practice decomposing numbers - breaking them apart. This strategy will help them as they add/subtract and later multiply and divide.
The students are to match the numbers with the matching number sentence using mental strategies. They are not to use paper or pencil. They are then asked to break apart the number in a different way in the record sheet provided.
Common Core Standards Grade 1:
Number and Operations in Base 10 - 4
Common Core Standards Grade 2:
Operations and Algebraic Thinking - 2: Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.
of two one-digit numbers.