October 6, 2020 | Rebekah Lowe
The second grade has been practicing adding numbers together within 20. We can do that in a few ways. We practice with fact cards, work with number strings (7+3+2+8+1), and play games.
One of the games that was learned and played in the classroom and at home is called “Five in a Row with Four Cards.”
The students draw 4 cards. They get to pick any two numbers to add so that they can put a counter/game piece onto the board.
In this example, the person added 10 and 8 to get 18. Students continue to play the game until they get five in a row on the game board. Some students challenged themself to fill in the whole board. Others tried to fill in all 3 game boards!
After playing games, the class talks and discusses strategies that they used to add the number together and put them on a chart for the class to remember.
Over the course of the year, second graders will play a lot of games to reinforce math concepts!
You can ask your child how they did when they played the game! Were they able to get five in a row?