Memorizing addition facts is one of the building blocks of elementary math. My girls are always working on them. It’s not always the most fun thing to do, but the more you know your facts, the easier math will be in late elementary and beyond. We’ve burnt out on flash cards. And honestly, if you’ve got to memorize something, you might as well make it fun. My first-grade daughter is starting to work on her plus 1 addition facts, so I decided to pull it together in an acorn addition facts memory game. Which, of course, I wanted to share with you.
Materials Needed for Acorn Addition Facts Memory game:
Printable white card stock
Laminating pouches and laminator (Optional. I didn’t laminate mine, but you may want to for durability.)
To Set-Up: Print a copy of the memory game on white card stock. You will only need one sheet of card stock. Cut out all the memory cards.
To Play: Sort the cards into two stacks, one for the math problems and one for the answers. Lay all the cards face down on the table (or floor), keeping the two types of cards separate. Player one turns over a card from each section. Did you find the correct answer to your problem? If so, keep the match and play again. If you don’t have a match, turn your cards back over and it’s the next person’s turn.
It’s fun to play and practice math facts with a friend, but if you don’t have 2 players, don’t let that stop you. You can easily play this with one person. Just keep turning over cards until you’ve made all 10 matches.
Are you ready to play?