Addition Fact Fluency Game: Dollar Deals: "Block Out"

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Looking for a fun way to help your class reinforce "structuring" to 10 and 20? You may call it structuring...or number bonds...or number combinations...or basic addition facts, but the simple truth is, we need students to be flexible thinkers with excellent number sense in order to become fluent adders and subtracters!

Helping students develop flexibility with making 10’s and 20’s serves to improve their fact fluency and to build their place value understanding. The rules for this basic “structuring” game are simple! Just roll the dice and use addition and/or subtraction to make combinations of numbers found on the dice to make a number found on the game board. Make a combination—block it off with a counter! Get stuck and lose a turn—and the winner is the first player to “block” all ten numbers!

This game has two versions--working with combinations up to 10 and then combinations of 11 - 20. It builds fluency, but there is also some strategy involved, so even my top mathematicians are always looking for a way to win--and this game is a favorite long after they know their addition facts well.

Color and black and white versions included. Laminate and use the color ones or print the black and white ones on colored paper! I love to send black and white versions home for extra practice or as “replacement” homework for students needing fluency work.


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Partner Play: A Set of 5 Addition Practice Games


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 - 4 = 13 - 3 - 1 = 10 - 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 - 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).
Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract. If 8 + 3 = 11 is known, then 3 + 8 = 11 is also known. (Commutative property of addition.) To add 2 + 6 + 4, the second two numbers can be added to make a ten, so 2 + 6 + 4 = 2 + 10 = 12. (Associative property of addition.)
Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.


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