Play this game to help your students remember all the ways to make 10! Partitioning an important skill and this game provides the chance for lots of repetition in a fun way!
Students play this game in pairs and each student has their own gameboards. They will need a set of coutners and a 2 ten sided dice between them.
Students roll the dice and see if the two numbers add together to make 10. If they do they get to place a counter on one of the pots of gold. The first player to get their five pots covered is the winner!
We choose a rainbow as the basis for the game as when we teach our students to partition numbers we use the 'rainbow method' . If they were partitioning 10 they write the numbers 0-10 in a line. The choose a coloured pencil and then draw a line in arch shape from the 1st number to the last 0 -10. Then they choose another colour and connect the the second number to the second last number 1-9. They continue to do this until their 'rainbow' is complete. This helps them to easily see all the ways to make a number. You could use this method with any number. On the game board you will see the rainbow with the numbers set out in this way!