This animal-themed card game for kindergarten and first grade has 31 cards, each showing a number model with two addends with a sum of eight, nine, ten, or eleven. Players take turns adding the numbers on a card. If the answer to the number combination is ten, the player keeps the card. If not, he or she discards it. The first player to get five cards wins. It's an easy to prepare math center activity that will help your students to quickly gain the essential skill of recognizing addends that total ten.
Also included is a student recording sheet on which your students will record number models for ten and illustrate the models on ten frames.
*BONUS! Eight wildcat photo cards labeled with the name of the animal. Use them in a science center, or as trading cards or for special rewards!
The beautiful animal photographs in this card game for sums of ten will keep your students engaged and playing again and again! Core Curriculum standards K.OA.3, K.OA.4, and 1.OA.6.
I'm proud to have been a teacher for 26 years, with most of my experience and my happiest days spent in the primary grades. I've taught Reading Recovery, Basic Skills, first grade, and even a first grade literacy intervention class. As a big believer in hands-on learning, you'll see that center activities and games are among my favorite resources to create! Student engagement is key to learning that lasts, so I strive to create differentiated fun activities that will keep your students excited about learning!