All you need is a deck of playing cards and some whiteboard markers and you’re ready to go. With this Friends of 10 activity, your students will use mental strategies to build number relationships and understand that addition is the joining two groups.
USING THE ACTIVITY
Use at a Maths activity station either as a group game or an independent task.
You could also use the activity to guide whole group instruction by displaying on an interactive whiteboard.
MIXING NATURE UP WITH MAINSTREAM CURRICULUM
Included are some interesting facts about ladybugs. You could use this maths activity in conjunction with a mini-beast unit of work.
Check out my blog for ways to use this activity to generate conversation about topics beyond straight maths and connect with the natural world outside of the classroom.
This file is also aligned with the Australian Curriculum.