How To: Everyday Math Game

Learn how to play "Top-It Addition" at home!



  1. A deck of cards that contain the numbers 0-10.
  2. Each player will need 1 deck of cards.

Helpful Hint: You can easily make these cards using scrap paper or use cards from a game you already have at home!


  1. You will need between 2-4 players.
  2. Each player will start with their deck of cards facing down in a pile.
  3. At the same time, each player will flip over 2 of their cards.
  4. Each player will add+ together their 2 cards.
  5. The player who has the largest sum will collect all the cards.
  6. You will repeat steps 3 and 4 until 1 player has all the cards.

Purpose of Game

  • The purpose of "Top-It Addition" is for the students to gain practice with their 0-10 math facts.
  • The goal is for students to be able to automatically be able to add the 2 cards together with out having to use adding strategies.

Too Hard? Too Easy?

Too Hard?

  • Under each number draw dots to represent that number on the card. When the student goes to add the cards together have them use the dots to add together.
  • Let the student use a 100 chart to add the numbers together.

Too Easy?

  • Instead of flipping over 2 cards, try flipping over 3 or 4!
  • Use larger numbers on the cards to practice 10-20 math facts!