Fun Activities 4

Math Activities with UNO cards.

*Kindergarten – *

*Color Sort*

1. Separate out all of the number cards, mix them up and put them in a stack.

2. Using one card of each color, red, blue, green and yellow, start a pile that the child will match with.

3. Have the child turn over a card and they will put it in the pile that the color matches with.

You can have them say the color as they place it down as well.

To take it one step further when they have sorted all of the colors, have them choose one pile and put all of the numbers in order.

or

There should be two of each of the numbers, you could have them match the color numbers, for example, the yellow 2 with the yellow 2.

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Number Memory Game*

1. Separate the number cards from the UNO deck.

2. Find 8 or more sets of cards that match in color and number.

3. Take those cards and mix them up.

4. Place them all face down on the table.

5. The child will turn over one card of their choice and then another trying to match the color and number on the card.

6. If they do not match, turn them both back facedown. And try again.

7. Keep going until all the cards have been matched.

*First Grade –
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1. Separate out numbers 0-9 in a certain color.

2. Have the child lay out the numbers in the order from greatest to least.

3. Have the child lay out the numbers in the order from least to greatest.

*UNO card Addition
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1. Separate out the number cards from the deck.

2. Make two different piles of cards, one with numbers 5 and below, and the second pile can include all numbers 0-9. The pile of numbers 5 and below will be your cards for the “problem” and the pile that includes larger cards, will be the answer pile. 3.Grab a small piece of paper or a post it notes and a pen. Make an addition sign on one and an equal sign on the other.

4. Have the child flip a card from the “problem” pile and place it down.

5. Next place the addition sign and then choose another card from the “problem” pile and then place down the equal sign.

6. Have the child figure out the addition problem and choose the correct answer from the answer pile of cards.

*UNO card Subtraction
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1. Separate out the number cards from the deck.

2. Make two different piles of cards, one with numbers 9 and below, and the second pile can include all numbers 0-9. The pile of numbers 9 and below will be your cards for the “problem” that will be face down and the other will be the answer pile.

3. Grab a small piece of paper or a post it note and a pen. Make a subtraction sign on one and an equal sign on the other.

4. Have the child flip a card from the “problem” pile and place it down.

5. Next place the subtraction sign and then choose another card from the “problem” pile and then place down the equal sign.

6. Have the child figure out the subtraction problem and choose the correct answer from the answer pile of cards.

On this game, you may have to guide the child for the first couple of problems, showing them that the highest number needs to be on the left, or at least that the second card they flip over will have to be smaller than the first in order for the game to work.

If they don’t draw one that is smaller, have them just draw again.

*Second Grade –*

*Number Comparing (greater than, less than)*

1. Separate out numbers 0-9.

2. Make 2 piles with these cards.

3. Grab a small piece of paper or a post it note and a pen. Make a greater than sign on one ( > ) , a lesser than sign ( < ), and an equal sign ( = ) on the other.

3. Have the child pull one card from each card pile and lay the cards next to each other making a 2 digit number. Have them do this a second time.

4. So having these 2 numbers ask the child to pick which piece of paper, < , >, = should be placed in between the numbers.

*UNO card Addition
* (It will look like this but with 2 digits)

1. Separate out the number cards from the deck.

2. Make 2 piles of cards.

3. Grab a small piece of paper or a post it notes and a pen. Make an addition sign on one and an equal sign on the other.

4. Have the child flip a card from each pile to make a number. Have the student do this a second time to make a second number. Use both these numbers to add.

5. Have the student place the addition and equal signs between these numbers.

6. Have the child figure out the addition problem and have student record their answer on a sheet of paper.

*UNO card Subtraction
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* *(It will look like this but with 2 digits)

1. Separate out the number cards from the deck.

2. Make 2 piles of cards.

3. Grab a small piece of paper or a post it notes and a pen. Make a subtraction sign on one and an equal sign on the other.

4. Have the child flip a card from each pile to make a number. Have the student do this a second time to make a second number. Use both these numbers to add.

5. Have the student place the addition and equal signs between these numbers.

6. Have the child figure out the addition problem and have student record their answer on a sheet of paper.

On this game, you may have to guide the child for the first couple of problems, showing them that the highest number needs to be on the left.