# Addition With the Stamp Game

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Math - Arithmetical Operations
LevelPrimary
Age5+
PrerequisitesUnderstanding of Decimal System
MaterialsStamp Game set
pencil
green pencil
blue pencil
red pencil
math problem paper
divider (stick, pencil, string, or ruler)

This activity lets the child practice addition at a higher level of abstraction.

## Presentations

1. Take the material to a table.
2. Write out a problem.
3. Lay out the first addend.
4. Lay out the divider under the first addend.
5. Lay out the second addend.
6. Move the divider out of the way.
8. Count the stamps beginning with the units.
Record the answer for each place value as the stamps are counted.

2. When it is time to count the units, stop when you have counted 10.
3. Stack the 10 units, and exchange them for 1 ten. Place it in the tens column.
Count the remaining units and record the answer on the paper.
4. Count the tens stamps and stop when you get to 10.
5. Stack the 10 tens, and exchange them for 1 hundred. Place it in the hundreds column.
Count the remaining tens and record the answer on the paper.
6. Count the hundreds stamps and stop when you get to 10.
7. Stack the 10 hundreds, and exchange them for 1 thousand. Place it in the thousands column.
Count the remaining hundreds and record the answer on the paper.
8. Count the thousands and record the answer on the paper.

## Material

A standard stamp game set includes 81 unit stamps, 81 ten stamps, 81 hundred stamps, 18 thousand stamps, 9 unit skittles, 9 ten skittles, 9 hundred skittles, 1 thousand skittle, 9 green circles, 9 blue circles, and 9 red circles.

(Note: The Stamp Game set used in the Static Addition pictures above was an enormous pain to work with due to the weird box. I would not recommend it.)

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