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You now have a few hands on activities to reinforce number sense for numbers 1 – 10
1. Stack’em and Take’em
Stack’em and Take’em is a fun game that provides students will practice seeing numbers 1-10 in different forms. Before playing the teacher, parent, or aid must print and cut out all the cards (in color and laminated is best) This game can be played with 2 to 4 players. 4 or less is best for maximum number practice. Remember an average learner need 14-250 repetitions before mastery.
To start the game, pass out 5 cards to each player. To figure out whom goes first use height, age, etc. Whomever is first must play a RED number card. If they do not have one the turn goes to the next student. Players then take turns stacking versions of the number on top of the red number. Once a card a is played a new card is drawn from the deck. You can lay a RED number card at any time until there are 5 stacks going.
How to WIN. To earn a stack, the stack must have all 6 versions of the number. The last person to play the 6th card on a number stack gets the stack. At the end, the player with the most stacks win
2. Number Sense Puzzles
Puzzles. Pretty simple concept. Can be used as a center where teacher cuts and laminates and students sort and complete the puzzle. Students could also color and cut the puzzle keeping it in a bag for independent time.