Peg-A-Number Fact Game

Fun maths games for kids  
Peg-A-Number Fact is a fun maths game that allows kids to practise basic numbers sums and encourage the use of strategies to solve maths problems.  It focuses on the idea of making a number using two different numbers, an addition or a subtraction of two numbers to get the same answer, which can be done with a number of combinations.  For example 1 and 9 makes 10, 2 and 8 makes 10, 3 and 7 makes 10 and so on.
Miss 6 has been working on subtraction and addition in class and I wanted to support her learning that wouldn’t involve me just writing a list of sums with pen and paper.  Peg-A-Number Fact Game also allows her to complete these sums over and over again, increasing confidence and awareness of number patterns.  There are addition and subtraction sums on the front and back of each peg so there are many variations.
To make the Peg-A-Numbers Game you will need wooden pegs, coloured paint (optional), white sticker labels, a fine black pen and the printable number cards.
Download and print your own here:  Printable Peg-a-Number Facts Cards
Painting the wooden pegs is optional but I wanted to make the pegs more colourful and fun. 
Learning benefits of Peg-A-Number Fact
  • Great for increasing mental arithmetic with basic addition and subtraction sums.
  • Develop an understanding that quantity can be thought of as being composed of parts for example 10+5=15, 9+6=15 and 8+7=15.
  • Understand the meaning and connections between counting, number partitions, addition and subtraction.
  • Recognise and use patterns in the way numbers are written to help calculate.  
  • Develop and use a number of counting, concrete and other strategies to solve basic number sums.
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  1. Fabulous. A great game… with a great name, lol. We can enjoy playing this game on a more basic level. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Looks great! I shared this on my FB page!!

  3. What a fabulous idea! I’ll have to keep this in mind for when my kids are up to it.

  4. Love this game! Thanks so much for sharing it. I have three kids in the age range to enjoy it.

  5. Great idea as always xx

  6. We love this game too! Works great with the stuff we offer! :)
    ~Teacher Brain.

  7. What a fantastic idea. Am definitely going to do this with my two boys aged 5 & 7 yrs. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Lisa Stephens says:

    Great idea! I’ve also decided to use it as a times table activity for my 8 year old too, makes rote learning much more fun!

  9. first time on site great ideas thanks x

  10. Thanks!

    you make this look SO attractive for little ones – who would not want to participate!

  11. Love this! Definitely pinning to try with my kids this year!

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