Lesson Plan

Memory Game: St. Patrick's Day Math Edition

In this St. Patrick's Day lesson, your students will play the card game memory! Students will create their own cards using addition math facts within 100 and apply different addition strategies to increase their fluency as they play.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to fluently add within 100 and describe the strategy they used to solve the addition math facts.


(5 minutes)
  • Ask students if they know what holiday is celebrated around the world during March. You can give clues about things associated with this holiday (such as leprechauns, four leaf clovers, and pots of gold).
  • Support students to learn that March is when we celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
  • Ask students to share what they know about St. Patrick's Day.
  • Tell students that today we will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day by using some St. Patrick's Day-themed addition math facts worksheets filled with lucky four leaf clovers. Explain to students that we will have some fun by using these facts to create our own cards to play the game of memory!