This pack includes pictures of the Base 10 equipment inside a 10s Frame. Much like an ordinary pack of playing cards, it has 4 ‘suits’ which are the 1000s, 100s, 10s and 1s.
Pages 2 to 6 contain the standard playing cards that show the values between 1 and 10 in each ‘suit’.
Page 7 includes empty tens frames and ‘exchange’ tens frames, which highlight the fact that ten 1s is equivalent to one 10.
Once printed, laminated and cut up, you’ll have an amazing pack of Base 10 playing cards!
Ideas for Use:
1: Create Me – children are dealt (e.g. 4) cards and have to create the number represented on the cards using Base 10 materials. If more than one card is of the same ‘suit’, children need to calculate and exchange if necessary.
2: Reasoning Challenges – e.g. children create a 3-digit number. Their challenge, after 5 turns is to create a number as close to 2000 as possible. In each turn, 4 playing cards are turned over. Children decide which one they want to add to their number.
3: Standard Card Games – children play games such as: Higher and Lower, Sevens, Old Maid, pairs etc.
4: Trading Games – children each take a card and trade with others. At each trade they e.g. calculate the total and difference between their cards.