Game 11: Lucky 13

Chapter 3. Derived Fact Strategies for Addition and Subtraction

Targeted Facts: Sums within 20 (and differences from 13)

Using Lucky 13 for Math Fact Fluency:

  • Games provide an important venue for practicing strategies and encourages students to move from phase 2 to phase 3 with addition facts.
  • Encouraging strategy use can be facilitated through group discussion of strategies before and after game play
  • Near Doubles, Making 10, and Pretend a Ten are accessible, commonly used, and powerful strategies students may use during Lucky 13.

Word versions of the documents are included so that you can modify the game to fit your students.

Download and print these documents at full size or print at 80% to trim and store in a gallon reclosable zipper storage bag.

Teacher Document:

Student Document:

Online Resources:

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