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Friendly Concentration

Learning Outcomes

Subitizing to 10 and portioning 10 in two parts; developing a sense of pattern in numbers.


1. Start by removing the two 10-frame cards from the deck (game is played without them). Shuffle the cards and place them face down on a table in a 3 x 6 grid.

2. Player 1 turns over two cards (one at a time) while pronouncing the value of each. If the two cards have a total value that equals ten (for example, 3 and 7), Player 1 takes both cards and has a free turn. If the two cards don’t equal ten, the cards are turned back over and Player 2 takes a turn.

3. The game continues until all the cards have been claimed.

4. Whoever has the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.

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