Thursday, July 14, 2016

Giant UNO Cards for Math Talks!

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying your summer!  I stopped by Target today and found these super cute Giant UNO cards in the summer section 70% off!  I ended up paying only $5.99 for them.  What a deal!  
Here is a picture of my kiddos playing UNO to show you the actual size of the giant cards. :)  Since these cards are a little over 10 inches long I thought they would be perfect to use during our whole group number talks.  Students could either add or subtract the numbers on two cards, find the fact family equations for two number cards, or you use some of these action cards below to add some fun!
After you show students two cards and they solve the equation, you could hold up the plus 2 card where they could add 2 to to the answer.  Or, this card could mean "double fact" where you hold up one number card and tell the double fact.
Color Sort
Sorting: If you have younger Pre-K or Kindergarten students, these cards could be used to sort by the same color or by the same number.
Number Sort
2-Digit Addition or Subtraction: For 1st and 2nd grade students, you could have these cards in a math station where they arrange them as a 2-digit addition or subtraction problem and them solve to find the answer.
2-Digit Addition or Subtraction (34+23= ? or 34-23 = ?)
Combinations of 10: These cards are also great for having your students make combinations of 10.  Students start out with 7 cards.  He or she will lay out any two numbers they have to make a 10.  The wild card can be the number 10 so it can be paired with the 0 card.  If they cannot make a ten they will draw a card from the pile and then it is the next player's turn.  The person who lays down the most combinations of 10 is the winner.
Making 10 Concentration: You could also have your students use these cards to play a making 10 concentration game.  Have students flip over the cards in 4 rows of 4.  Have students take turns turning over 2 cards at a time to make a 10.  If the two numbers they flip over make a 10, keep the two cards and take another turn.   Replace the cards that were removed with 2 new cards from the deck.  Whoever has the most combinations of 10 at the end of the game wins!
 Single Digit Addition or Subtraction: You could also have your students simply flip 2 cards over and add or subtract the two numbers.  If they get the answer correct, they get to keep the cards.  Replace the cards that were removed with 2 new cards from the deck. If the answer is incorrect, place the cards back where they were.  Then it is the next player's turn.  Whoever has the most cards at the end of the game wins!

Multi-Digit Addition or Subtraction: For 2nd and 3rd graders, you could have them arrange the cards as a 3-digit or 4-digit addition or subtraction problem.  If you have any fun ideas to use during your whole group, small group, or math station time please comment below.  Enjoy! :)

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