Being able to structure numbers is very important skill, especially 10 since so many other skills build on this knowledge (place value, addition strategies beyond finger range, and decomposing numbers just to name a few!). This "Making 10" Triangle Domino game provides fun practice for adding and structuring numbers to 10. Perfect for math centers, partner options in math workshop, and early finishers.
Players: 2 - 6 players (works best with 2-3)
Object: Be the first to get rid of all your triangles by playing a triangle from your hand, laying down the side of the triangle next to another triangle side, so that when both numbers are added together equal 10.
1. Players put all triangles face down in a draw pond.
2. Each player chooses 5 triangles. (For 2-3 players you may want to up this to 7.)
3. One triangle from the draw pile is placed face up in the center of the table.
4. The first player plays a triangle that has a numbered side that, when added to the number it is being laid next to, equals 10.
5. If the player does not have a card that can be played, he/she picks one triangle from the draw pond and then it is the next player’s turn. He/she must wait until his/her next turn to play a triangle.
6. The first player to play all of his/her triangles is the winner.