This post is from me, Julie Covey - mom to Marin Covey who is in Patrick's Tue/Fri cohort. Marin and I really like the math games Patrick uses in class and thought others might like to see them posted here.. So I visited the classroom, took a few pictures (sorry they are not great pics), scanned a couple examples and will try my best to do them justice! Here they are:

## Tens Go Fish

In the picture above, this game is called "Fish For 10". Patrick had a math game handout at the last meeting and on that handout, the game is called Tens Go Fish. They are the same game.

http://www.numeracycd.com/contents/main/numbercards/1to100/1to100cards.htm - or make your own!

3-4

The object of the game is to get two cards that total 10.

1. Each player is dealt five cards. The rest of the cards are placed face down in the center of the table..

2. If you have any pairs of cards that total 10, put them down in front of you and replace those cards with cards from the deck

3. Take turns. On a turn, ask ONE other player for a card that will go with a card in your hand to make 10.

4. If you get a card that makes 10, put the pair of cards down. Take one card from the deck. Your turn is over. If you do not get a card that makes 10, take the top card from the deck. Your turn is over. If the card you take from the deck makes 10 with a card in your hand, put the pair down and take another card.

5. If there are no cards left in your hand but still cards in the deck, you take two cards.

6. The game is over when there are no more cards.

7. At the end of the game, make a list of the number pairs you made. (see the picture above).

You could play the game with higher number cards and try to make larger numbers.

**Materials: Deck of Number Cards 0-10**(four of each)http://www.numeracycd.com/contents/main/numbercards/1to100/1to100cards.htm - or make your own!

**Players:**3-4

**How to Play:**The object of the game is to get two cards that total 10.

1. Each player is dealt five cards. The rest of the cards are placed face down in the center of the table..

2. If you have any pairs of cards that total 10, put them down in front of you and replace those cards with cards from the deck

3. Take turns. On a turn, ask ONE other player for a card that will go with a card in your hand to make 10.

4. If you get a card that makes 10, put the pair of cards down. Take one card from the deck. Your turn is over. If you do not get a card that makes 10, take the top card from the deck. Your turn is over. If the card you take from the deck makes 10 with a card in your hand, put the pair down and take another card.

5. If there are no cards left in your hand but still cards in the deck, you take two cards.

6. The game is over when there are no more cards.

7. At the end of the game, make a list of the number pairs you made. (see the picture above).

**Extension:**You could play the game with higher number cards and try to make larger numbers.

## Black Out

black_out_number_cards.pdf |

Materials: -Number Cards in a 3x3 or 4x4 grid (a few are provided, but you can make your own!) -Transparent color counting chips http://www.learningresources.com/product/transparent+color+counting+chips.do?sortby=ourPicks&sortby=bestMatchesDescend&&from=Search How to Play: Players try to combine numbers that add up to 10 by placing a transparent color counting chips on numbers. This teaches grouping and adding numbers to 10. Groups of the same color may not touch. Extension: Make the grid larger - 5x5 or higher! Build in traps for more challenge. Have players try to add up to a higher number (instead of 10). Alternate:Slide the Number Card page into a plastic page protector and use white board markers in several colors to circle the group of numbers. |

## Battle Dice

In the picture below, there are three levels of difficulty. The recording sheet on the left is the easiest and uses only one die. The middle recording sheet uses 2 dice. The recording sheet on the right uses 4 dice.

**Materials:**

-Recording Sheet (a piece of paper separated into two columns) and a pen/pencil. Write the name of each player at the top of each column.

-2 dice

**Players:**

2

**How to Play:**

Players take turn rolling the dice and using addition, make the highest number possible. The player who makes the highest number is the winner. The game uses strategy and elements of probability as the players try to use the dice in combinations that will make the highest possible answer.