This is another TARGET game for the whole class to play as a lesson starter. You will need a 0 to 9 spinner or dice. Click here for a template and instructions for making spinners. Alternatively the game can be played by pairs of learners and they will need a spinner for each pair.

Each player draws an addition grid like the one shown.

Spin the spinner and the players must write the digit in one of the top nine boxes.

Once a number is written it cannot be changed.

Repeat eight more times.

Then the learners add up their three 3-digit numbers.

The player (or players) with the total closest to 1000 wins.

Score 1 point for a win.

This is a game of chance but if players think strategically when placing the numbers they can increase their chance of winning.

ALTERNATIVE VERSION OF THE TARGET 1000 GAME. The players write down all 9 numbers and then at the end decide where to place them. This is a game of skill which involves mathematical thinking and not luck.

Click here for the AIMSSEC Teacher Notes.

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