Two fun Halloween activities for finding sums of 10.
Independent activity - Trick or Treat
The goal of the activity is for students to find 65 “pieces of candy” or 65 combinations of 10. Students search (go trick or treating) to find 2 numbers that add up to 10. When they find a combination, they circle the 2 numbers and record a tally mark on their spider web worksheet.
For your more advanced students, have them find combinations of 10 using 3 or more numbers.
This is an easy activity for students to work on any time throughout the day.
- 1 Trick or Treat (number search) 1 in color and 1 black and white
- 1 spider web tally sheet
- 2 answer keys (1 key for 2 number combinations, 1 key for 3 or more number combinations)
Game - Make 10
This game is more challenging than Trick or Treat because students must find a missing addend to make 10.
Make 10 is an excellent game for students to play at a math center or after independent math practice. Students pick a card 1 - 9 and must find the missing addend on their game board to make a combination of 10.
- Halloween theme pre-made cards (1-9) (1 colored version and 1 black and white)
Other options instead of using the pre-made cards - decks of playing cards
(Ace-9) or 12-sided dice
- directions for play
- 2 different game boards – Halloween and Happy Hauntings
Game boards are identical except for the graphics.
Game boards are in black and white - The students color in the picture while
playing the game.
- answer key for students (optional)
Look for my Fall version, Falling into Math, for the same activities.