Monday, February 24, 2014

Using Uno Cards in Second Grade

Yesterday was my turn to post on PreK & K Sharing blog; I posted about using cards to teach number skills.

Uno cards (Brick by Brick)

Last year I posted about ways we were reusing my Uno cards in my first grade class. When I moved to second grade this year, my cards came with me.

We've been using the cards in one of our centers with addition and subtraction. I like using the Uno cards rather than regular cards because the numerals are large on the cards and I can easily make two-digit and three-digit numbers.

The game we've been playing - draw two cards and make a two-digit number; draw two more cards to make another two-digit number. Add the numbers together.

Uno cards (Brick by Brick)

Other ideas:

  • Create a three-digit number. Tell how many hundreds, tens, and ones.
  • Draw two cards for a two-digit number. Figure out what to add to get to 100. (We'll do this in the center this week.)
  • Create 2 two- or three-digit numbers and compare (greater, less).
  • Create two- or three-digit number. Tell what is 10 more, 10 less, 100 more, 100 less than the number.
  • Give two kids a group of cards. Each student will turn over two cards and create a number. The greater number gets the cards.
Sometimes my kids just like to draw cards, create numbers, and write them on a dry erase board.

What games do you like to play with cards?

1 comment:

  1. I like to use card games-great idea to use UNO cards!! Plus, they don't have the confusing face cards. I like to play make a ten, subtraction/addition battle, and more!