This activity is fun for the students and easy to create for teachers, which is a win-win situation for everyone. I keep my math games in white dish tubs and place the papers, manipulatives, and directions in the tub. The students have everything they need in one place. I usually put this game at a table that accommodates 4 (for kindergarten) and 6 (for 1st grade). I put only the amount of dice needed in the tub. This helps keep them accountable for the dice. If someone doesn't put one back, then there is not enough the next time. TEACHABLE MOMENT! That's when we talk about appropriate consequences for taking care of our materials. They get very good at picking up things on the floor when they drop them as they learn that their teacher is not going to replace it. When we find things on the floor after centers, we put them into a bucket of our "missing manipulatives." I randomly pick a day when our bucket starts to get full to start adding back to our games. Works every time!
Click HERE to download these forms.And the good news is this game correlates with the following Common Core standards for kindergarten. First grade students need multiple practice with these numbers in building up to the Common Core standards of addition and subtraction within numbers to 20.
- Common Core for Kindergarten Operations & Algebraic Thinking
- Understanding Addition and Subtraction
- CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.2 Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
- CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.3 Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).
- CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.4 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.
- CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.5 Fluently add and subtract within 5.
Have fun working with your students on combinations of 5 & 10. Thanks for stopping by!