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Please help me understand my DS's very simple homework.

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rolledhedgehog Wed 07-Oct-09 14:19:25

His teacher has asked that he learn the additions that make 2 to 10 by playing matching pairs or target darts.

What is playing matching pairs and target darts in words a very stupid person can understand?

Seeline Wed 07-Oct-09 14:22:59

matching pairs - cards with numbers on all face down on the table. Turn one over and then have to find the 'matching' card ie the one that added to the first makes the tota required. Has the teacher referred to 'number bonds' to 10? this would make the matching pairs:
4+6 and
Assume a similar game with darts ie hit one number and then aim to hit the 'pair' eg if you hit 6, you would need to aim for 4.

Tortington Wed 07-Oct-09 14:24:05

just a guess - but am thinking lay a pack out minus the picture cards - face up - and let him choose 2 cards that add up to ten?

same with darts - try thowing numbers that add up to ten

MintyCane Wed 07-Oct-09 14:24:07

Well I could have a guess at matching pairs but I would imagine you can too, but target darts hmm They are assuming this is common knowledge and there are no instructions ?

MintyCane Wed 07-Oct-09 14:24:48

glad to see there are people on here more clued up than me smile

rolledhedgehog Wed 07-Oct-09 14:33:39

Ah I see. I thought the cards would be face down and then could not see how we could make the total (I know I am thick!).

Target dates would require a dart board...I have not got one - so it will need to be the cards.

MintyCane - there were no instructions and I am very scared of teacher, she is seriously stern!

Thanks for all your help - off to make number cards....

Feenie Wed 07-Oct-09 14:44:04

Some numberbonds to ten online games may help:

Save the Whale - fab!
Catch 10 is good too

I actually think the teacher means additions to 10 aswell, i.e. any number addition up to ten, in which case the website the above games come from can help there too. ICT Games

southernbelle77 Wed 07-Oct-09 16:09:01

DD had the same sort of homework this week. She has a number grid and had to colour in the pairs of numbers that added up to 10. She was also singing a song of numbers that added up to 10 while she was doing it!!!

hocuspontas Wed 07-Oct-09 17:08:07

Matching pairs I would have said meant 1 + 1, 2 + 2, 3 + 3, 4 + 4, 5 + 5.

Feenie Wed 07-Oct-09 17:14:55

Nah, she'd have said doubles then, I expect.

hocuspontas Wed 07-Oct-09 17:56:47

I was picking up on the OP saying additions that make 2 to 10. Number bonds start from 0 or 1 so it didn't make sense to me grin

Feenie Wed 07-Oct-09 18:53:40

Additions that make 2 to 10 would suggest to me exploring additions which add up to 2, i.e. 1 + 1 and 2 + 0, then which add up to 3 - 1 + 2, 1 + 2, 3 + 0, etc, then 4 and so on, all the way up to 10.

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