This is a simple addition/subtraction game to introduce simple addition, subtraction, and combinations of 10.
paper plate (write the number 5 on it)
counters (we used large wooden beads)
index cards (with numbers 1-5 written on them)
Adding Game Directions:
Start with 5 counters on the plate. Pick an index card (from a pile or bag) and add that many counters to the plate. Count/Add how many you have all together. Note: It might be helpful to have 5 of the same counter on the plate to start with and 5 different counters to add to the plate so it is visually easier to count or add.
Write the sum on a chart and keep track of which number you get the most of.
Subtraction Game Directions:
Start with 5 counters on the plate. Pick an index card (from a pile or bag) and take that many counters off of the plate. Count how many you have left.
Use tally marks to write down what you have left. When you earn 10 tally marks you win!