Making 5 Games

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I used this activity during my fluency block. It really helped my students see the relationships between the numbers. After they practiced it during the fluency block, I put it in a center.
I sent this game home with my students to help them practice making 5 that is a very important skill to work on!


Three games to help students develop strong number sense and work on making 5. These games build in finding a missing addend as well as seeing addition and subtraction situations. Workmats are added for each gameboard in order to support working with manipulatives in order to solve.

- Labels for Organization
- Teacher Hints
- Picture Direction Sheet for Each Game
- Setup Recommendations
- 3 Game boards and workmats

Explanation of Games

Game One : Race to 5
Students race to the picnic basket by picking cards and finding the missing number to make 5. Cards included: numerals, dots, equations and missing addende equations. Workmats included.

Game Two : Speed Race to 5
Students race up their game board by spinning a number and finding the missing number to make 5. Workmats included.

Game Three : Spin It
Students play a classic game of "bump" with a fun twist. They spin a number and finding the missing number to make 5, which becomes their piece to cover, lock or bump on the game board. Workmats included.


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Helps Meet Common Core Math Standard:
- K.OA.4.a State the number that makes 5 when added to any given number 1-4 with objects.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.


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