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Build to 10

Are you looking for an engaging and educational activity to help your Grade 1 and Grade 2 students master the concepts of greater than and less than? Look no further! Our latest free resource, the "Build to 10" print and play game, is designed to make learning these essential maths skills fun and interactive. Download this exciting game by clicking the button at the bottom of the page and watch your students enjoy learning maths like never before!

Why "Build to 10"?

Understanding the concepts of greater than (>) and less than (<) is crucial for young learners. "Build to 10" provides a hands-on, competitive approach to help students grasp these concepts while having fun. This game is perfect for reinforcing number sense and comparison skills in a way that keeps students engaged and motivated.


How Does "Build to 10" Work?

  1. Set Up the Game:

    • The game is designed for two players. Each player will need a dice and a recording sheet with boxes for writing numbers and comparison signs.

  2. Rolling the Dice:

    • Both players roll their dice simultaneously. Each player writes their rolled number in one of the boxes on their recording sheet.

  3. Comparing Numbers:

    • Players then write the greater than (>) or less than (<) sign to complete the number sentence. For example, if Player 1 rolls a 4 and Player 2 rolls a 6, the sentence would be "4 < 6".

  4. Building the Tower:

    • The player with the bigger number wins that round and gets to add a block to their tower. Each block represents one point.

  5. Winning the Game:

    • The game continues with players rolling the dice and building their towers. The first player to build a tower with 10 blocks is the winner!


Benefits of "Build to 10"

  • Interactive Learning:

    • The game involves rolling dice, writing numbers, and building towers, making the learning process interactive and engaging.

  • Hands-On Practice:

    • Students get practical experience with comparing numbers and using the greater than and less than signs.

  • Competitive Fun:

    • The competitive element of building towers adds excitement and motivation, encouraging students to practice more.

  • Reinforcement of Concepts:

    • The repeated practice of comparing numbers helps reinforce students' understanding of greater than and less than.


How to Integrate "Build to 10" into Your Classroom

  1. Maths Centres:

    • Use "Build to 10" as an activity in your maths centres. Students can play in pairs, providing a variety of learning experiences.

  2. Small Group Activity:

    • Incorporate the game into small group instruction to provide focused practice on comparing numbers.

  3. Homework Assignment:

    • Send the game home with students for additional practice. Parents can join in, making it a fun family learning activity.

  4. Classroom Competition:

    • Organize a class-wide competition. Students can pair up and play against each other, with the winners advancing to the next round.

"Build to 10" is a fantastic, free resource that combines fun and education, helping Grade 1 and Grade 2 students master the concepts of greater than and less than. Download this print and play game today by clicking the button below and watch your students' enthusiasm for maths soar as they roll, compare, and build their way to success!

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