**Target Number Game**

**Target Number Game**

The boys and girls had great fun playing the target number game in maths. This game is a great way for the children to develop their understanding of addition and is very simple to play at home, all you need is a deck of cards.

Materials: A deck of cards with no face cards included.

Directions: The child/children are given a target number e.g. 10. They must then use their cards to come up with as many ways of combining the cards to make the target of 10. For example the children could choose a 6 and a 4 or a 3 and a 7. Each time they choose a combination they must say the fact e.g. 6+4=10 etc.

Materials: A deck of cards with no face cards included.

Directions: The child/children are given a target number e.g. 10. They must then use their cards to come up with as many ways of combining the cards to make the target of 10. For example the children could choose a 6 and a 4 or a 3 and a 7. Each time they choose a combination they must say the fact e.g. 6+4=10 etc.

**What's the Question?**

**What's the Question?**

What's the question is another example of a game which the children have been using to develop their understanding of addition and subtration. This is another game which can be used at home. It is also a game which can be easily adjusted to suit the ability of the child.

Directions:

Give the child any number between 1 and 10, for example 8. Explain to the child that 8 is the answer but you do not know what the question is. Ask the child what the question might have been if it was an addition question e.g. 5+3=8. Explore all of the possible addition questions it could have been. See how many you can come up with. Repeat with subtraction.

Directions:

Give the child any number between 1 and 10, for example 8. Explain to the child that 8 is the answer but you do not know what the question is. Ask the child what the question might have been if it was an addition question e.g. 5+3=8. Explore all of the possible addition questions it could have been. See how many you can come up with. Repeat with subtraction.

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