I LOVE games I can teach once and change out the theme or level of difficulty. This game has three levels of difficulty. I have used it whole group, in morning tubs and math centers.
What to do…
Print a set of cards on colored cardstock and cut them in half horizontally and vertically. Each page has four cards on it, a set has 36 cards. I print different sets on different colors of cardstock. You can laminate the cards to make them last longer but I’ve been really happy with how the cardstock has held up. I like to use different colors for each set because that way if I find a card on the floor (Sad, but true!) I know which set it belongs to. Since I don’t have 12 colors of cardstock, some sets are the same color. That is ok! If the cards get mixed up a bit the game will still work!
Divide the cards out equally between players. (2-3 players)
Each player turns their stack upside down in front of them.
***Since it takes first graders a long time to divide up the cards I have switched to having all the cards in one stack and each player turns over a card. ***
Each player flips their top card over and says, “I have ….” I really like my kids to say the number, so this is a pretty important step in my room.
Whoever has the highest number gets to keep both cards. You can also play with whoever has the lowest number gets to keep both cards. I like to change it up and let the kids decide sometimes.
If the numbers on the 10 frames are the same, players turn over another card. Whoever has the highest/lowest gets to keep all the cards from the round.
Keep playing until the cards run out.
The player who has the most cards at the end wins.
Mix up the cards and play again!
Included are three different games…
Numbers to 10…one 10 frame
Numbers to 20…two 10 frames
Numbers to 40…four 10 frames