Topic(s): addition/subtraction, counting and cardinality

## Purpose

To find combinations of 5 and/or 10.

For this game, hold up some fingers and ask, “How many are up? How many are down?” Use five or ten fingers each time. When using five fingers, use only one hand. For ten fingers, of course you will need both hands.

Part 1 introduces the game using *one* hand to show five. Part 2 moves to showing quantities of ten using *two* hands.

(Hold up five fingers on one hand). How many fingers are up? (5) (Then put some fingers down.) How many are up? How many are down?

*While children are enjoying their building of mastery, feel free to repeat. When children are eager for more, try Part 2.*

(Hold up ten fingers on two hands). How many fingers are up? (10) (Then put some fingers down.) How many are up? How many are down?

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