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.

Let’s Play 

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.

Let’s Learn

  • 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.

14 thoughts on “Peg-A-Number Fact Game”

  1. 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!

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