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Power of Ten Faceoff

Learning Outcomes

Learning to subitize the numbers 11-18; Learning to add 10 to a number.


1. Each person plays with their own deck (one gets red, one blue). Each player places a 10-card face up on the floor or table beside them, leaving the remaining cards in a pile face down. The players simultaneously turn over another card from the downturned pile and place beside the 10-card.

2. Each player states the total value of the two cards. The player with the highest total takes the two non-ten cards and retains them. In the event of a tie, players take another turn, and the winner of that round takes all of the non-ten cards.

3. The game carries on until all the cards are used up. The winner is the person with the most cards in their pile.Screen Shot 2013-08-06 at 10.27.19 AM

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