I just finished creating a set of games and activities for my students to do during our next set of math stations that help students develop strategies for using ten to add nine and eight facts.
The games and activities in this packet will give students a variety of experiences with adding and subtracting numbers using 10 as a benchmark number. The activities are divided into +9, +8, and +9 & +8 combined.
Here are some examples of the activities in the packet:
Equal Equations can be used in a variety of ways. For each plus 9 and plus 8 set of facts there are three sets of cards. Two cards can be matched together or all three cards can be matched together for a more challenging activity. A recording sheet is provided for both two matches and a three-card match.
Use the Facts is a board game where students draw a card from the pile and find the +10 fact that helps solve the problem. In the above example, it would be 10+3. The board game has cards for +9 and +8 and is available in black and white as well as color.
Four-in-a-Row is a game where students must draw a card and cover a space that matches the card. The winner is the first to cover four in a row. This game is available in +9, +8 and a combined version of +9 & +8.
Number Puzzles Addition provide practice in match different +8 and +9 facts with the whole number. A recording sheet is provided with this activity as well.
Addition Chart Fill-in is a simple activity where students draw a card and find the sum, writing it in the correct place on the addition chart. This helps prepare students for the third grade standard of finding patterns in an addition chart. Most of the squares in the addition chart are shaded, except those for the +8 and +9 facts that use 10 as a benchmark number.
Teacher directions are given for each activity to prepare the materials (see above examples) as well as student directions (either on a separate card or the recording sheet) that can be added to the game for independent math stations.
All recording sheets are 1/2 page to save copies (for those of us with limited copies)!