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Easy Addition Math Card Game for Adding to 100 2nd and 3rd Grade

Are you looking for an easy-to-implement, fun, and engaging addition to 100 math card game? Are you a 2nd or 3rd grade teacher? Maybe you're are a special education teacher looking for differentiated materials for teaching an IEP goal.

If so, this is the right place for you. As we proceed, I will be answering the question "How can I make my second grade math fun?" and walking you through a math card game for counting to 100, where all students have an equal chance at success. There are no winners or looser just players that have the will to keep going and test their addition skills to 100.

This perfect skill builder compliments students as they transition from addition to 20 and up through triple-digit numbers.

Math Learning Standard

Second Grade 2.NBT.B.5 Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Best IEP Goals for Adding to 100

Add a two-digit and a one-digit number - with regrouping

By (date), when given problems with addition - two digits, the student will add a two-digit and a one-digit number - with regrouping, improving number and operations in base ten skills from 0/10 problems out of ten consecutive trials to 8/10 problems in ten consecutive trials.

For other goals related to 2-3 grade addition see TeachTasticIEP Goal Bank

Add it up! Addition to 100 Math Card Game

Age: 5+

Players: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5+


Two players use one standard deck of 52 cards, 3-4 players use two decks, 5-6 players use three decks. Remove all face cards and jockers leaving only A(1) through 10


Be the first player to complete your count up to 100 using the addition of face card numbers from A(1) through 10


Aces count as one, cards 2 to 10 have their face values


Each player is dealt 1 card face down. Players are not allowed to look at their card until someone is selected to go first. The remaining cards are shuffled and placed face down to form the stockpile.


The first player draws from the stock. Based on the card Ace (1) through 10, the player places the drawn card in their layout and adds their first two cards together to start their Add it Up! to 100. Their math is written on a scorecard for end of game fact-checking.

The next player will begin their turn by drawing the top card of the face down stockpile. It will be added to the total and the next player take their turn.

Each student adds for a total of 100, based on the shuffle and the draw rotation one student will reach 100 sooner. Each student will continue drawing and adding until they have successfully reached 100.

No losers only winners and fact-checkers.


Add it Up! score sheet graphic organizer to keep track of addition and fact checking purposes

Every player to complete their layout by having an appropriate total of 100 their total is declared a winner.

Note - student scorecards must be fact-checked and verified by their opponent and themselves to be declared the winner.

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