Ten

Here is another PAT idea from Charlotte Meyer on the FLTeach listserv. She read about it in her Avancemos textbook, so you might already be familiar with it. Who knows 🙂 Anyway, I like it because it is simple, takes no preparation, and could be played for a short amount of time (it’s always nice to have filler games!).

Ten! (Diez!) a counting game to practice numbers in language classesStudents stand in a circle. In order, they count aloud the numbers 1-10. Whoever says the number 10 is out and must sit down. The catch is that students are allowed to say 1, 2, or 3 numbers when it is their turn: they could say dos, or dos-tres, or dos-tres-cuatro.

Once your students have down the numbers 1-10, it seems that it would be wise to change how you count: either 11-20, 21-30, 10-100 by 10’s, 5-50 by 5’s, 100-1000 by 100’s, etc.

3 thoughts on “Ten

  1. Kristin York says:

    Apparently even as a traditional teacher I failed to read my Avancemos textbook closely enough – what a great tip! I think I’ll pull it out from under my couch tonight and see if there are any other gems I’ve missed in the years I’ve been dragging that book around.

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