I Have/Who Has
This I Have/Who Has game is designed for 32 students. If you have fewer than 30 students, there are a few options. Take a few cards for yourself and play with the students, or borrow some students from another class, or give a few students more than one card. You will need to use all 32 cards to complete the game. The person with the card that says “Start” begins by reading their card. Students have to add/subtract in their heads and then the student with the matching card reads next. I encourage my students to use the hundreds chart to help them, at least in the beginning. The game is over when the student with the card that says, “End” reads that card.
TicTacToe is a tool for practicing the concepts of ten more, ten less, one more, and one less. Provide students with a half-sheet TicTacToe paper with the center number. Students should write the number that is ten more in the box directly above the center number. The number that is ten less goes directly below the center square. Students can use a hundreds chart to help them complete the TicTacToe. As students become more proficient, the activity can be varied. Draw a number from a deck of number cards and write that number in the center. Or roll nine-sided dice to get random numbers to write in the middle. Once the students are comfortable working with these concepts, I give them a blank TicTacToe and ask them to write a certain number in a square other than the center square. I present this to my students as a puzzle, and they are excited to solve it!