This simple Valentine’s Day math game practices adding and subtracting ten from any given number. The addition of hearts on the page makes it great for Valentine’s Day (or any time you want to add in some hearts).
Valentine’s Day Math Game: Add Ten
I made this game for first grader Aiden to practice adding and subtracting ten. It was also good writing practice. We play a lot of math games, but we don’t always practice writing the numbers. He liked writing the numbers in the hearts with a pink pen.
Download the Add Ten printable for your own personal or classroom use. Grab 2 dice and start the game.
Roll 2 dice and write the numbers in the middle heart. If you roll the numbers 3 and 4, then write the number 34. I had to explain this to Aiden. He rolled 3 and 4 and wanted to write 7 in the heart. I’m glad he was subitizing and immediately saw 7 from the dots on the dice. However, we want bigger numbers, so we need to treat the dice separately for this activity. Be sure to tell your kids how to do this step.
Add 10 to your number and write the sum in the heart on the right. (Aiden wrote 44.) Subtract 10 from your number and write the difference in the heart on the left. (Aiden wrote 24.)
Keep rolling the dice, adding ten, and subtracting ten to fill in all of the hearts.
More Valentine’s Day Learning Activities
- Valentine Heart Glyph – Practice following directions and make a secret piece of art. If you know the code, you can figure out who the owner of the heart is.
- Valentine Hearts Number Line Matching Game – Get toddlers and preschoolers moving with this heart themed game that practices number recognition and counting.
- See our collection of Valentine’s Day Science Experiments and Activities.
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