I’ve been trying to play more math games with Bear. She loves games and she loves her hundred board, but I wanted her to do something more than just lay the tiles in order starting from 1. She had tried dumping the tiles out and placing them as she turned them over, but alone, it was a bit frustrating and she often forgot to keep track of both the tens and the ones, so she’d have the tile in the correct tens row, but not the correct ones column, or vice versa.
By turning this into a two player game, in which we took turns drawing a tile, I was available to give her little clues and reminders to place her tiles in the right place. It involves a lot of thinking skills to place 76 in the right spot on an empty board!
Another game we’ve played a few times is Tens Go Fish. Instead of trying to get matching pairs of numbers, we’re looking for pairs of numbers that make ten. Bear needs lots of practice with this so I leave out a “cheat sheet” of number bond cards I printed from Twinkl (the cards in the forefront with the red line at the top).
At the end of the game, she likes to lay out all the pairs and say the addition sentence (2+8=10).
linked to Math Mondays @ Love2learn2day.