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How Many Reds?

From About Teaching Mathematics by Marilyn Burns

Players: 2 Object of Play: Represent 10 as the sum of 2 addends Materials: Playing cardsAce through 10 of red, Ace through 10 of black Recording sheet OR copy paper divided into ten equal areas
EXAMPLE:
Child 1 Child 2

To Play:
1. One child places all the cards face down and stirs them. 2. The child deals the cards, 10 to each person. 3. Both children counts the number of red cards they have and one child records the number in one of the boxes. You will need to demonstrate the standard way to record addition. 4. The next child mixes and deals the cards.

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5. Repeat step #3. Although it may be obvious to adults that the total number of red cards will always be 10, the children will not know this. This gives them an opportunity to become familiar with the addends of 10 in a game situation. Statistical Extension: Make a class graph of the addends children recorded. Ask children to speculate on why certain pairs of addends appear more than others. This incorporates the thinking about probability.

How Many Reds? Game from About Teaching Mathematics by Marilyn Burns

Recording sheet designed by Susan Berry

How Many Reds?

How Many Reds? Game from About Teaching Mathematics by Marilyn Burns

Recording sheet designed by Susan Berry

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How Many Reds? Game from About Teaching Mathematics by Marilyn Burns

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Recording sheet designed by Susan Berry