About What’s the Missing Card?

The goal of this game is to identify which number card is missing from a line of cards.

Game Materials

Two Numbers cards
Directions


What's the math in this game?

Notice which strategies children use to identify the missing card. Strategy choice can tell you a lot about what children know and what they are ready to learn! For example, some children will count the cards from 1 up to the missing card. Others will know the missing card right away because they know 4 comes after 3 and before 5. Point out the "number-before" and “number-after” to direct children's attention to number order.

Download Directions for What’s the Missing Card?

You can play these games with a deck of cards or a game board. Print and cut out the deck of cards or print and play on a game board.
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