Activity: Doubles Numbers Game

Grade Level: 1-3

Skills: learning double number addition facts

Materials:

numeral card deck (this deck has cards with digits 0-9)

4-5 players (one who is dealer)

Procedure:

1. Dealer gives each player one card from top of numeral card deck. Player looks at card and places it face-down on table.

2. Dealer deals a card from top of deck and places it face-up on table.

3. If dealt card matches a card a player is holding, player says “double” then says the sum of the two cards:

For example if a player is holding an 8 and the dealt card is an 8, they must say, “Double! Sum is 16”

(If more than one player has a match, the first player to say the sum wins)

4. The player who has the double match keeps the two cards in their doubles pile and gets a new card from the top of the deck.

5. If the dealt card has no double, the dealer places the card back on the bottom of the deck.

Play for a specified time, or until all cards are matched in pairs. At end of game, players count their cards: whoever has the most cards “wins.”

Alternative: players must add up the numbers on their cards, and player with greatest sum wins.