Race to 10

Here is a simple game I came up with this week (I’ve probably read about it somewhere a long time ago and then just remembered it, so I’m not sure if I was the one who actually made it up!! 🙂  ).  We called it Race to 10.  I created a simple 10 frame in Word and made a copy for each child.  Each child also got ten cubes and they shared a die (to encourage turn taking!).

They rolled the die and put that number of cubes on their ten frame.  Then their partner took a turn. They repeated this process until each one of them had filled their ten frame up.  Later, we will use the overage (numbers past ten) to fill up another ten frame, but for right now we are just working on numbers to ten.

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Each day before math work stations but after calendar, we play a new game like this one that then gets added (eventually) to a math work station tub.  We play for about 15 minutes and then have math work stations for 30ish minutes.

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on September 22, 2011, in Common Core Standards-Math, Math Work Stations. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi Kristen. Thanks for sharing and triggering my brain with fun ways to practice counting and building sets. I used to rely heavily on Math their way with Kathy Richardsons ideas for reinforcing number concepts and we played a version of this. I will certainly add this to my plans for next week!


  2. Math Their Way- it is old!!! But good!


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