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Ten More, Ten Less Match-Up - Two-Digit Numbers

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 13 pages | Grades: 1 - 2

Identify ten more or ten less of a given 2-digit number with this set of 36 match up cards

Get your students in the habit of looking for number patterns with our 10 More, 10 Less matching activity! 

Using Cards to Count 10 More, 10 Less 

Use this resource in your math center, as a small group activity, or a whole class exercise (see below) to practice adding 10 to and subtracting 10 from a given 2-digit number. 

To play, students will take turns flipping number cards to find matching pairs that are ten more and ten less than each other. 

Scaffolding and Extension Tips + More Ways to Play with 10 More 10 Less

Challenge students who already understand the concept to order the number cards from least to greatest or greatest to least. They could also make their own match-up cards with three- or four-digit numbers.

Students who need help understanding the concepts can use a number line or a hundreds chart. 

Use this resource as independent practice for fast finishers, and for full-class learning opportunities like scoot activities, lesson reviews, formative assessments, and more.

Jump in the Line 

Have students stand up and provide each with a number card. Then challenge them to silently put themselves in numerical order. 

Show Me!

Give each student a mini dry-erase board and a dry-erase marker. Project a number card and have students add and subtract 10 from the number on their whiteboards. When everyone has written down their answers, say, “Show Me.” Students will flip their boards to see if any students need extra support with this skill.

Odd Man Out

Set up stations by placing three cards each at desks throughout the room, making sure two cards are within 10 of each other. Student pairs will rotate through each station and identify the cards that are a 10 more 10 less match, writing their answers on a separate sheet of paper. 

Get our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies here! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. 

These cards were designed to be printed on both the front and back of the paper so that the numbers are on the front side of the card and the name of the game is on the back.

Follow these directions to print double-sided cards:

  1. Click on the printer icon or select File from the navigation bar, and select Print from the dropdown menu
  2. From the dialogue box that pops up, next to Pages, click on All and select Custom
  3. Enter 2-13 to ensure the cards print front to back
  4. Click on More settings
  5. Pages per sheet should be set to “1”
  6. If it is not already selected, check the box for Print on both sides
  7. If it is not already set to Flip on short edge, use the dropdown to make this selection
  8. Click the Print button

To print only page 1, use the directions above to step 3. 

Cut on the dotted lines and place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

This resource was created by Allie Kleijnjans, a teacher in Pennsylvania and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 


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