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Play this game to help your students remember all the ways to make 10!
Partitioning is an important skill and this game provides the chance for lots of repetition in a fun way!
Students play this game in pairs and each student has their own gameboard.
They will need a set of counters and 2 ten sided dice between them.
Students roll the dice and see if the two numbers add together to make 10.
If they do they get to place a counter on one of the pots of gold.
The first player to get their five pots covered is the winner!
We chose a rainbow as the basis for the game as many people teach their students to partition numbers using the ‘rainbow method’.
If they were partitioning 10 they write the numbers 0-10 in a line.
The choose a coloured pencil and then draw a line in arch shape from the 1st number to the last 0 -10.
Then they choose another colour and connect the the second number to the second last number 1-9.
They continue to do this until their ‘rainbow’ is complete.
This helps them to easily see all the ways to make a number.
You could use this method with any number.
On the game board you will see the rainbow with the numbers set out in this way!