## Games to Play with Family & Friends

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## The Hiding Game

**Materials:**up to 10 pennies, buttons, small cubes, or another small object

**Object:**identify "missing parts" of numbers to practice part-part-whole relationships

**How to Play:**

Prep - select 5 pennies (or another small object that easily fits under your cupped hand).

1) Show all 5 objects. Ask:

**how many do you see?**(example: 5)

2) Hide the objects under a cupped hand, and reveal some (or all) of them.

3) Ask:

**how many do you see now?**(example: 2)

4) Ask:

**how many must be hiding? How do you know?**(example: 3, because 2 + 3 = 5, or 5 - 2 = 3)

Continue game play.

**Variations**

*Use a different number of pennies, anywhere from 3 to 10.

*Record addition number sentences (e.g. 2 + 3 = 5; 5 + 0 = 5) for each turn.

*Record subtraction number sentences (5 - 2 = 3; 5 - 0 = 5) for each turn.

## Turn Over Ten

*This game is a variation of Memory or Concentration

Prep - Place all the cards face down on a table in a rectangular arrangement (an array).

1) Players take turns turning over two cards. If the two cards add together to make 10, the player keeps the pair. If the cards to not make 10, the player turns them back over.

2) Play continues with the next player.

The game ends when all possible combinations have been taken. If a child seems to be struggling, one tool that may help is a ten frame. Use counters or pennies to represent the two cards.

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**Materials:**A Deck of Number Cards 0-10 (or playing cards with face cards removed)**Object:**Find combinations of two cards that equal 10 (e.g. 3 + 7, 9 + 1, 0 + 10)**How to Play:**Prep - Place all the cards face down on a table in a rectangular arrangement (an array).

1) Players take turns turning over two cards. If the two cards add together to make 10, the player keeps the pair. If the cards to not make 10, the player turns them back over.

2) Play continues with the next player.

The game ends when all possible combinations have been taken. If a child seems to be struggling, one tool that may help is a ten frame. Use counters or pennies to represent the two cards.

**Variations***

*Turn Over 6*- use only 0-6 cards, and turn over pairs of cards that total 6.*

*Turn Over 10 Continued*- Use more than 2 cards to get over 10. If the first two cards turned over equal a number smaller than 10, the player continues to turn over cards until s/he reaches 10 or goes over. Note: this variation usually results in cards left behind which do not make combinations of 10.## Fact Family Back and Forth

for 2 players - created by Donna Boucher

*"Back and Forth" Game Board

*one 6-sided die (#1-6) --> or number cards

*a single game piece (e.g. a penny, button, piece of cereal, etc.) The piece will be shared between the two players.

Download the game for the rules and board. An example of a fact family for 3 + 4 is below.

3 + 4 = 7 (or 7 = 3 + 4)

4 + 3 = 7 (or 7 = 4 + 3)

7 - 3 = 4 (or 4 = 7 - 3)

7 - 4 = 3 (or 3 = 7 - 4)

**Materials:***"Back and Forth" Game Board

*one 6-sided die (#1-6) --> or number cards

*a single game piece (e.g. a penny, button, piece of cereal, etc.) The piece will be shared between the two players.

**Object:**Practice recording fact families, and making the connection between addition and subtraction.Download the game for the rules and board. An example of a fact family for 3 + 4 is below.

3 + 4 = 7 (or 7 = 3 + 4)

4 + 3 = 7 (or 7 = 4 + 3)

7 - 3 = 4 (or 4 = 7 - 3)

7 - 4 = 3 (or 3 = 7 - 4)

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## GAMES TO PLAY WITH A DECK OF CARDS

This booklet, courtesy of math coach Donna Boucher*I Spy Sums of Katy, TX, lists the rules for many different games that require nothing more than a deck of playing cards and some strong math thinking!

Some suggested games include:

*Place Value Number Battle

*I Spy Sums

*Make It Texas Size

*Give Me Ten

*HIt The Target

*Addition Number Battle

DOWNLOAD HERE

Some suggested games include:

*Place Value Number Battle

*I Spy Sums

*Make It Texas Size

*Give Me Ten

*HIt The Target

*Addition Number Battle

DOWNLOAD HERE

## GAMES TO PLAY WITH DICE

Another booklet from math coach Donna Boucher, this time with a list of rules for games that only need some regular 1-6 dice, sometimes called number cubes.

Some suggested games include:

*Build the Biggest

*Block Out

*Cross Out

*Odd Squad

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Some suggested games include:

*Build the Biggest

*Block Out

*Cross Out

*Odd Squad

DOWNLOAD HERE

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