Hit the Target

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Posted by misshampson | Posted in Addition, Four Operations, Number, Place Value | Posted on September 2, 2016

This is a Maths warm up game that can be used to practise both Place Value and Addition skills.
Teachers set a target on the board and in like ability pairs students use a calculator to try and add numbers together to hit the target. This can be used to practise the other operations as well.

For example, the target is 25

Students 1 puts 4 into the calculator
Student 2 needs to figure out what they need to add to 4 to get 25. In this case, they add 21.

Variation: students can play it where they have to add multiple numbers together to hit the target.
For example, if the target is 71.

Student 1 puts 12 into the calculator
Student 2 adds 9 to 12 which equals 21 and so on and so forth.

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