Learning & Loving It is a series featuring simple, yet fun educational activities for home learning and virtual, interactive tutoring.
Try these first two games in our “Math Cards” series!
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One deck of playing cards (with face cards removed)
Using one deck of cards, players take turns turning over one card. The other player decides which card has the greatest or smallest value.
Variation: The player can also state the difference (subtraction), sum (addition) or product (multiplication) of the values.
One deck of playing cards (with or without face cards)
1. If you’re using face cards, assign values to each (ex. Jack=11, Queen=12, King=13, Ace=1).
2. One player deals the whole deck evenly with cards face down. Students do not look at cards.
3. Each player flips two cards and adds (or subtracts or multiplies) the two numbers. Each student states his or her answer.
4. The player with the highest sum (difference or product) wins the cards.
Play for a set time, and the player with the most cards wins, or play until one player possess all the cards.
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