This is a great resource as well as a fun way to reinforce or introduce comparing of animal numbers by using weights (pounds - lb) as well as addition using base 10 blocks.
There are 2 ways to use this resource: Animal Trump / War and Addition using base 10 system.
Option 1: Animal Trump / Animal War
Students pair up and shuffle one deck and hand out equally. Students turn one card over at a time to reveal their animal weights. Students then compare which animal is heavier. The student with the heavier animal is the winner.
Set 1: Comparing numbers to 20
Set 2: Comparing numbers to 50
Set 3: Comparing numbers to 100
Set 4: Comparing numbers with real animal weights - up to 3100lb.
Option 2: Addition using the base 10 system
Set A – Addition with no regrouping
Set 1 – Addition with regrouping to 40
Set 2 – Addition with regrouping to 100
Set 3: Addition with regrouping to 200
These sets can be used to target differentiation by teaching addition strategies using base 10 blocks with or without regrouping. Students pull 2 animal cards and add these numbers together using base 10 blocks.