Immy is currently loving solving addition and subtraction problems – in fact her maths homework is usually the first thing she wants to tackle in her homework book each week! I enjoy looking for new (albeit simple) ways to encourage her interests and to reinforce what she is learning which is how we came to ‘discovering’ this game that we call Uno Flip!
How to Play Uno Flip
You will need:
- The number cards from a pack of Uno cards
- Post-it notes
- Paper and pen/pencil
Recommended age: 5+ years
1. Write a + symbol onto a post-it note and an = symbol on a post-it note and place on the table face up to form an addition equation, leaving room for the Uno cards to sit between the symbols.
2. Divide your Uno number cards into two piles and place piles as shown in the photo above.
3. Flip over one card from each pile and place it into the addition equation.
– For mental maths, say the answer out loud as quickly as you can.
– To practise writing equations, write the addition sentence, including the answer, onto your sheet of paper.
4. Continue to flip over two cards at a time and say or record each answer as above.
– To revise times tables with Uno flip, swap the addition symbol for a multiplication symbol. Proceed as per the mental math or written equation examples above.
Hints & Tips:
- Adjust the difficulty level of the game by limiting the Uno cards to those containing higher or lower number values.
- Add a level of competitiveness to the game by playing with two players competing to see who can answer to the problem first.
- Don’t have Uno cards? You can play all of the same versions of this game with a pair of dice.
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