Markers and a Deck
Number of players:
2 to 4
Students use a deck of cards. Queens are zero and Aces are
1. Students sort out all of the appropriate cards from the
deck for their number family. If they are working on the
number family of 9, they will need the cards 0 through 9.
If they are on the number family of 5, they need cards 0
to 5. etc. Remember, the highest partner number for any
number is 10; therefore, the cards needed from the deck
for the number family of 12 are 2 through 10. You can refer
to the t-bar list of
up the cards.
Students take turns
turning over a card and moving their marker on the gameboard
The student moves to the next spot on the gameboard that
is the number family partner for the card that is drawn.
For example, on the 9's gameboard, if the student draws
the number 4, he/she would move to the next space that has
a 5 because 4 and 5 are partners for 9.
Family of 9 Gameboard:
a 4 is drawn, the child moves to the next 5 on the gameboard.
a 7 is drawn the child goes to the next 2 on the gameboard.
On the gameboard
above, a student would need to draw a 4, 3 or 6 to enter
the winners circle.
Parents are usually
willing to send donate old decks of cards to the classroom.
It's o.k. if there are missing cards. I have also included
the necessary cards for each number family in pdf file on
this page. You can print them on cardstock and
cut them out on a paper cutter. I wouldn't bother
laminating them. It would be cheaper to reprint the
cards when they are too worn than to laminate them.