Have you played the new game DOS? It’s nothing like UNO but it’s a great new game that our family loves to play together. I thought it would be fun to make up even more math games to go with these cards since they go to 10 instead of 9 like an UNO deck of cards.
Even and Odd
Separate out the number cards 1-10 from the deck. Keep out one card that is even and one card that is odd. Place the rest of the cards in a pile. Have the student choose a card and decide if the number is an even or an odd number and place it in the correct pile. Continue until all of the cards are gone.
Separate out the number cards 1-10 from the deck. The students will look through the cards and find the number 2. Next they’ll look for the next number needed, a 4 and continue on to practice skip counting. Have them continue practicing until all the cards have been used.
Separate out all of the cards 1-5 and then set all the of 5 of the 5 cards aside. These will be the number the student is trying to make. The students will practice their making 5 number fluency by showing the different ways there are to make 5. We used post it notes to add in an equal sign so it was easier for them to see the equations. There are no zero cards in the deck so you can either talk about that being another way to make five or you could add in a few zeros on post it notes as well.
Making Ten With Number Bonds
Separate out all of the 10 cards and put them in a pile. Set all of the other numbers in second pile. Have the student choose a ten cards and place it down. Now they will choose a card from the number pile and put it above to the left of the ten like a number bond. Have the student look through the number pile to find the other number they need to complete the number bond. Have them continue playing until all of the cards are gone. For visual purposes, you may want to have a couple of scratch pieces of thin cut paper to add as the lines to the ten to make it look more like a number bond they may be used to.
Making Ten With Ten Frame
This one was a favorite since we get to use manipulatives too! Set aside one 10 card and place it to the side of the ten frame to show the student this is the number they are making. Have them choose a card from the pile. Have them fill in the ten frame using the same color manipulatives to reflect the number they choose. Last, have them fill in the remaining spots with manipulatives to complete the ten frame and have them find that number in the card pile to complete their ten frame.
You can print a ten frame below
Can you think of any other fun games you could play with the DOS cards?