# Plus 1 Minus 1 Card Game

I created this card game to help my students practice the concept of +1/-1. After creating this game, I added in a +5/-5 game and a +10/-10 game as well.  Played this with my first graders last week and they really liked it. It was especially helpful for some of my students who struggle with the concept. For my students who were ready for more, they played the +5/-5 version.  Each game includes a set of cards.

## Preparation

Print templates

Cut out cards

Print copies of recording sheets for students

## Play

Players place deck of cards face down. The first player draws a card, writes the number on the card in the “card” column then determines how much is one more and how much is one less. Player two then repeats the same steps.  Players should watch each other carefully and help when necessary.

For my students who were struggling, I had them use a number line and a bingo chip. They put the bingo chip on the number and then moved it along the number line to help them come up with the correct answer.

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## 7 thoughts on “Teacher Mama: Plus 1 Minus 1 Card Game {After School Linky}”

1. Hello! I love this game! Do you have a tpt store where I could buy the templates? I don’t see a link to get the materials.

Thanks!

2. Fun game to practice math facts. I like how you added the number chart for those who need hands-on counting. I also like how the number chart is an explanation of what the game is actually teaching.

• Thank you!!

3. What a great way to practice math facts!

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