Use up to Double Ten Dominoes. Flip all the dominoes face down. Students flip over one domino or two dominoes, depending on the maximum number feature on each set of dominoes.
Students can play individually, in pairs, or as a small group sharing a set of dominoes. The more students in a group, the more numbers a student will see. Be sure to ask students to share their sheets with one another so work can be checked by peers.
In the “Number Flipped” column, draw a picture of what the domino face looks like. In the “Base Ten Illustration” column, draw and illustration of the rods and units used to demonstrate the number. Use the “Expanded Form” column to showcase the number in expanded form. The “Show It in Ten Frames” column is used to demonstrate the flipped number in ten frames.
Students can compete against one another (or against the teacher at the classroom projection system) to see who can get the highest total in their flips.
Make multiple copies, or print back-to-back, of this sheet to extend the activity.
Print on cardstock paper and laminate to use as an extension activity, use at a center, or to send home for a family activity. If records are needed of this, simply take photographs to print and share. These can even be emailed to you by the parents if the child does this activity at home!
This activity is easily differentiated based on ability by limiting or extending the number of dominoes a particular student uses.
Encourage each student to do each row in a different color to inspire engagement.
This activity can be used in conjunction with my “Flip It, Write It, Tally It, Show It” activity available at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Flip-It-Write-It-Tally-It-Show-It-A-Domino-Activity-2769516. Using these two activities together is another way to differentiate based on ability and skill level.