First To Forty

Let me tell you about the dice, the ten squares and the rubber mat.

(Sizzling starts even work when we write about maths!)

We play warm up games at the start of our maths lessons. Recently we played First to Forty which worked on our skills of bridging to ten or pairs to ten.

Being able to automatically recall what digits make up ten is a valuable maths skill.

Being able to automatically recall what digits make up ten is a valuable maths skill and very important when it comes to solving algorithms.

This week we also played warm up games with cards to practise bridging to ten, pairs to ten, doubles, adding and subtracting to 20 and more.

Which warm up games would you like to play again?

2 thoughts on “First To Forty

    • Dear Lily,
      Greedy Pig is a good game. It really helps with addition.
      I am sure we will play it again and again.
      From Mrs Miller

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