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Basic War [with manipulatives]

Preschool/Kindergarten Math

Goal: To help the child recognize and compare numbers 2-10

  1. Remove all of the face cards, jokers, and aces so that the deck only contains numbers 2-10.
  2. Play the game as described above, but with less cards.
  3. As you play, ask these questions:
    1. What number do you have?
    2. What number do I have?
    3. Which number is greater….is more?
    4. Which number is smaller….is less?
  4. If necessary, provide a manipulative to help the child decide which number is greater.
    1. Place two bears next to the two playing card and place five bears next to the five playing card.
    2. Which card has more bears?