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# Fill Your Heart With Math

## Addition and Subtraction Math Game For Kids

Learn how to love addition and subtraction for numbers to 10 with Elliot, Gabriel and their myABCdad. Go ahead and fill your heart with this super cool math game for kids.

### Game Preparation

Cut out, fold and glue together dice. Laminate the game card, or cover in plastic velum and use dry erase pens to make recordings. Doing so makes it easier to erase work after each roll. Invite children to colour in black and white versions of game card before covering.

### What’s On the Game Card

The game card includes a number sentence box to record each number sentence created with the composition of dice numbers and the addition or subtraction symbol rolled. A problem-solving box is there to help work out the answer for each roll. The large heart houses 65 smaller hearts to fill in according to the answer of each number sentence rolled. Small red circles within each heart help avoid confusion between new and older shaded hearts. Shade in small circles after each answer is determined. Check that total hearts for each roll reflects answer before shading in each full heart.

When all small hearts are shaded and your heart is full, count the number of number sentences, or rolls it took and record in the total roll box. Erase board and start again. Try 3 rounds and decide which round you were able to fill up your heart the fastest, or the round with the fewest number of rolls.

### Game Play

Roll all three dice. After each roll, create a number sentence lining up the red die with white hearts first, followed by the addition and subtraction die and then the white die with red hearts highlighting numbers. Use the problem-solving box to help work and then record the number sentence with answer in the Number Sentence box. Shade small hearts reflecting the answer of each number sentence. In the event the red die lands with the side where 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 and the word ‘choice’ is rolled, the child can choose a number.

### Extension

Instead of the final roll filling the heart and even beyond, make it so the last roll must equal exactly the amount needed to complete all small hearts without going over. Each roll that does not achieve the exact amount needed is record as a number sentence and is counted when counting total rolls.

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