# Race to 50 game

## How-To

High first graders, I'm going to teach you how to play this new game called race to 50. You're going to need some new materials. So I'm going to show you where they are, okay? So here I am, the front of the classroom, cure all the math games. You're going to see a different material here in this yellow box. And it says base ten blocks. I don't want you to worry about that name too much. Inside, you're going to see some exciting materials. For this game, we're going to need about a handful of these little cubes. And also 5 of these taller ones. You can use one of our baskets to help you carry them. So again, 5 of these. Got a handful of these. Each partner is going to need 5 of the tall ones and about a handful of the little ones. So each partner should have their own basket full of materials. Okay? All right. So I have my material. And I'm also going to grab my game board. Each partner needs one. So I have one in my partner's going to have one. You can play this with two people or three people, but not four people just gets a little too confusing. So here I am. Here's my game board. And my partner is going to have one too. Do you notice how there's a little cube here? That's this. And then you have a taller one because ten cubes inside of it. That's this. One, two, three, four, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, ten. Okay. I'm also going to need one guy. Just one, you can share it with your partner. So you don't have to grab more than one. Just one. So again, you're going to do rock-paper-scissors with your partner to see who goes first. I don't have a partner civil. I'm going to wait. I don't have to do rock-paper-scissors. So I might die. I'm going to roll it. I got 5. So what I'm going to do is starting at my ones. I'm going to grab. How many did I get again? Oh, 5. So I'm going to grab one, two, three, four, 5. After this, my partner would go. But remember, I'm playing by myself today. So I don't have to wait. I can roll again. One. So I'm going to add one more. Well, again, 6. All right. Watch now. This is where it gets a little tricky, but I know you can do it. One, two, three, four, 5, 6. I don't have more space to put them. So here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to take my ten cubes, one, two, three, four, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, ten. I'm going to take those tens. And I want to move them here. One, two, three, four, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, ten. Oh my goodness, that's a lot of moving pieces. So I'm actually going to take one of these tall ones and do you see how it's the same thing? This one's just like glued together. I'm going to take these out and I'm going to switch it for this one. So now that can stay there and these ten cubes can go back. In my basket, I still had these two left over. I'm going to go right here. Let's keep going. 5. One, two, three, four, 5. 6. I'm going to pretend I got three there, okay? One, two, three. My ten frame is all filled. So now I can grab these ten cubes. And I can switch it for a ten. I'm going to put that right here. And now these are going to go too much. You're going to keep going. And the first person that fills all of these up. Is the winner, because they made it to 50. Ten, 20, 30, 40, 50. This is a really fun game, and you can play as many times as you'd like. Let me know if you have any questions, and I hope you have fun with it. Bye.