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Games, Ideas and Activities for Primary Mathematics, 2nd Edition by Mr. John Dabell

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Chapter 2

Addition

Across the road

Across the road is an addition activity for practice in adding single-digit numbers.

Suitable for

KS1

Aim

  • Derive and recall all pairs of numbers with a total of 12.

Players

  • A game for two players

Resources

  • Across the road number pavements
  • Coloured counters
  • Two 1–6 dice

What to do

  • Children get into pairs.
  • Give each player six counters of one colour each.
  • Give each pair the Across the road number pavements. The strips are presented on one sheet with a gap between them. Imagine the gap to be a road and the strips as pavements.Image
  • Choose a number strip and place your counters next to any of the numbers. ...

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