Two Numbers Games

Building children’s number fluency is important in the early years and our Two Numbers games can help! When playing Two Numbers games, children are recognizing written numerals, arranging numbers in the correct order, and practicing early addition skills.

To play, lay out a set of numeral cards and have children roll 1-2 dot cubes. Ask children to identify the numbers they rolled. Then, children choose to turn over either the numeral cards that match the numbers rolled or the numeral card that matches the sum of the numbers rolled. The goal of the game is to turn over all of the numeral cards!

As children identify written numerals and practice their addition skills, they are also building their mental number line. Being able to “call on” a mental number line helps children compare numbers and understand more complex operations like subtraction.

DIRECTIONS FOR GAMES AT SCHOOL

Classroom directions for Two Numbers games (all game directions in one file)

GAME MATERIALS AND TWO NUMBERS PRINTABLES

Numeral cards for Two Numbers games

Play Games, Learn Math! Two Numbers: Games with Cards and Dice by Kristen E. Reed and Jessica Mercer Young in Teaching Young Children (February/March 2018, Vol. 11, No. 3)

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT: PRESCHOOL MATH LOOK FOR’S

How does children’s knowledge of number concepts progress?