- "DOS" & "Circle Climb" addition / subtraction games
Addition and Subtraction
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You've probably heard of of the game "UNO".
The first game up is a play off of "UNO"
It's called "DOS" - I think the kiddos we'll enjoy it!
Ready to Join the Fun... Let's Go!
After you check out "DOS", keep scrolling further down the page for more engaging addition and subtraction math games for kids...
(Uno + Uno)
Addition and Subtraction Game
Level: Grades 1 and 2
& Subtraction of 1-digit numbers
What You Need:
- Deck of Uno
- Pair of
the deck of Uno cards and deal the cards face down to each player. Make sure
each player has an equal amount of cards at the end of the deal. If there are a
card or cards left over after each player has an equal amount, place those
cards face down in middle of the players. This face down pile is the discard
game-board down on table in the middle of the players.
the Game: To be the first player to get rid of all of their cards!
How To Play:
- Player 1 turns
rolls the dice. If the number
rolled on the dice is a 1, 2, or 3, player 1 will subtract two of the numbers on their cards. If the number rolled on the dice is a 3, 4, or 5, player
1 will add two of the numbers on their
cards. The player must look at the game-board and look in
their hand to see if they have two cards that will either add or
subtract to a number that is in one of the squares on the game-board.
If the player has a pair of cards that adds or subtracts to a number on a square of the game-board, they say the addition or subtraction statement out loud and then place one of their markers on one square of the game-board that matches their sum or difference. They then get rid of the those two cards by placing them face down in the discard pile.
Once a player covers a square with their marker, no one else, including that player, can use that covered number for their sum or difference.
There are four game-boards.
- If the player does not have a pair of numbers in their
hand that add or subtract to a number on the game-board, play goes to next player
and continues in like manner.
a player says their addition or subtraction statement out loud, the other
players can challenge it, if they
think it is incorrect. If it is incorrect, the player whose turn made
the false statement has to keep those two cards and the play continues
with the next player.
a player is down to their last two cards, the must shout out loud "UNO plus UNO" (or DOS).
If you want to make it even
more like the classic UNO game, you can keep the "Skip" cards in the deck, and
players can use them to skip over players who are down to their last two cards.
- The first player to get rid of all of their cards ins the winner!
Next Game Up ... "Circle Climb" ... Check it out below!
Circle Climb 1: In this addition and subtraction activity, students get to enjoy figuring out what numbers to fill in the empty circles with.
Skills: Single and double-digit addition and subtraction.
How To Play: Fill in all of the empty circles to make each addition and subtraction statement true.
Check out the picture below of the first Circle Climb Activity. Just click the Circle Climb 1 link to print it off and get started adding and subtracting up and down the circles!