You will need a set of 10 cards numbered 0 to 9 or a spinner marked 0 to 9 or a very special die. Each player draws an addition grid like the one shown.
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.
SEE ALSO THE EASIER TARGET 100 GAME