## Friday, May 25, 2012

### Sums of Ten Math Game

Here's a fun little MATH GAME for kids to play to help them practice their Addition and Subtraction Facts.

 Sums of Ten Math Game

Only a few inexpensive supplies are needed:
• 10 pennies
• 1 paper plate
• pencil and paper
Players: 2

 7 + 3 = 10  or  10 -7 = 3

Directions
• Player 1 turns a paper plate upside down. He/she 'hides' some of the 10 pennies under the plate and puts the remainder of the pennies on top of the plate.
• Player 2 counts the pennies on top of the plate and has to calculate the number of pennies under the plate. If correct Player 2 gets one point.
• Then the players reverse rolls. Player 2 'hides' some of the pennies under the plate and puts the remainder of pennies on top of the plate. Player 1 has to calculate the number of pennies under the plate. If correct Player 1 gets one point.
• Players continue taking turns and tallying their points.
• The first player to get 10 points is the winner.
Variations:
Choose different sums (totals) to play the game with depending on the ages and abilities of the students.

Have fun with math!