Adding with Dominoes and Playing Cards
Need extra help for EL students? Try the Double-9 Domino Dash pre-lesson.
Students will be able to write number sentences and add one digit numbers.
- Gather the students, and let them know that they will be adding, using different objects such as dominoes and playing cards.
- Pass around the dominoes and playing cards for the students to see and touch.
- Ask students to give you a thumbs up if they have ever played dominoes or cards. Choose student volunteers to name and describe familiar card games, such as Go Fish or Uno.
- Instruct students to turn and talk to a partner to name a favorite card game. Encourage them to use transitional words such as first, next, then and last to describe the steps to play the game.