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    My kids love this game. It not only helps them practice their basic addition facts, but also practice addition of two digit numbers.

    I write the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 on colored plastic squares that came with our math kit. (You can also use blank white ceramic tiles or laminated paper squares). Kids can play the game in pairs or groups of three. Have the kids lay the squared down in order with the numbers showing. The first player rolls a pair of dice and then figures out the numbers they can turn over using the sum of the dice. For example: If the total of the dice is 8, the child can turn over an 8, 5 and 3, 6 and 2, or 1 and 7.
    The child continues to toss the dice and turn over numbers until he/she can not turn over any more numbers. The child then adds up the total of the numbers that are still showing and that is his score for round one. The second person takes his or her turn, and then the third person. The kids play three rounds and then each child adds up the numbers from each round. The person with the highest score is the winner of the game. I also send this game home as one of the math games I send home twice a month for kids to play at home with a parent or a sibling. I send the games home in zip-lock plastic bags, and the kids returne them to school.



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