# Center

Find the Pair (K–1)

## Stage 1: Make 5

### Narrative

Before playing, students remove the cards that show numbers greater than 5 and set them aside.

Partner A asks their partner for a number that would make 5 when added to the number on one of their cards. If Partner B has the card, they give it to Partner A and Partner A gets a match. If not, Partner A chooses a new card. When students make the target number 5, they put down those two cards and write an expression to represent the combination. Students continue playing until one player runs out of cards. The player with the most pairs wins.

## Stage 2: Make 10

### Narrative

Partner A asks their partner for a number that would make 10 when added to the number on one of their cards. If Partner B has the card, they give it to Partner A. If not, Partner A chooses a new card. When students make the target number 10, they put down those two cards and write an equation to represent the combination. Students continue playing until one player runs out of cards. The player with the most pairs wins.