This is a fun, two-player game focusing on subtraction.
The unique maths game uses counters and a dice and is ideal for practicing number-bonds to 10.
The Take Away board consists of 16 numbered squares in a grid. The game-play is quite simple so the focus remains on the maths.
Children play the game in pairs, with a dice between them and a set of counters in two different colours. They take it in turns to roll the dice and subtract the number shown from 10. They now look on the board to find this value and place a counter on that number. If all of the necessary numbers have already been covered by a counter then they miss that go. When all of the numbers have been covered they count how many of their counters have been used. The winner is the player with the most counters on the board.
I said it was simple... but that's where it's power as a learning experience comes from - the whole focus is on the mathematics. As always, of course, the learning wilol be further enhanced if children are encouraged to discuss their calculations during the game.
The download includes two different boards, one for 1-6 dice and the other for a 1-10 dice. The boards also include game-play instructions: