The game idea in this free math tutoring video came from LetsPlayMath.net and we just added Cuisenaire Rods to it to make it more visual and kinesthetic. We actually show FOUR different versions of the game in this video. You would pick only one version to play through a whole game. More ways to play this game will be posted in other videos!

I got the idea in this free math tutoring video from Let’sPlayMath, though we changed it just a bit and didn’t use the 10 card. This game could be played alone, too. A great way to practice those number bonds of 10 which are SO important to doing mental math!

The game idea in this free math tutoring video comes from the RightStart math curriculum. It is basically the same as Go Fish, but the number pairs must equal 10. So, 1 and 9, 2 and 8, 3 and 7, 4 and 6, and 5 and 5 are all the pairs that can be put together. Children who don’t yet have their number bonds (facts) to 10 memorized can use Cuisenaire Rods to help them figure out which number to ask for.

Take the Face cards and 10s out of a regular deck of cards to get started. The game can also be done with numbers other than 10. Just take out of the deck all numbers larger than your target number.