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Learning & Loving It: Math Card Games Part 3

Learning & Loving It is a series featuring simple, yet fun educational activities for home learning and virtual, interactive tutoring.

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Try this final game in our “Math Cards” series!

 
LRC LLI Math Cards Greatest Number
 

The Greatest Number

About:

  • Third grade and up
  • 2 or more players
  • Students will recognize numbers, practice putting them in order from greatest to least, and identify place value.
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    Supplies:

    One deck of playing cards (with face cards removed)
     

    Activity Overview

    1. One player deals the cards evenly between the players. Players place their cards in a stack facedown in front of them.
    2. Each player turns over four cards.
    3. Players arrange their cards to make the greatest possible four-digit number.
    4. Players read their numbers aloud and decide which number is greater.
    5. The player with the greatest number wins all the cards from that round and places them in a separate pile.
    6. Play continues until all the cards have been used.
    7. The player with the most cards in their pile wins the game.
     
    Variation: Use three or five cards to create the number with the greatest value for lower or higher levels. Try creating the number with the least value instead.
     
     
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    Learning & Loving It: Math Card Games Part 1

    Learning & Loving It is a series featuring simple, yet fun educational activities for home learning and virtual, interactive tutoring.

    LRC Learning and Loving It
     

    Try these first two games in our “Math Cards” series!

     

     

    More or Less

    About:

  • For grades kindergarten through second
  • 1-2 players
  • Students will recognize numbers and practice greatest and least value.
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    Supplies:

    One deck of playing cards (with face cards removed)
     

    Activity Overview

    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.
     
     
    LRC Learning & Loving It Math Battle Game
     

    Math Battle

    About:

  • For first grade and older
  • 2 players
  • Students will recognize numbers and practice basic addition and subtraction facts.
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    Supplies:

    One deck of playing cards (with or without face cards)
     

    Activity Overview

    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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