## Thursday, April 12, 2012

Here is a fun math game played with a deck of cards which helps children practice their Addition Facts.

This version is played with Hello Kitty Cards but any deck of cards will work with the same rules!

This game will help children develop fluency with math facts.

Directions
• The game is played similar to the game of War.
• The basic game is played by 2 players.
• Remove all the pictures cards from the deck.
• Remove the tens (if desired).
• The ace will equal 1.
• Deal out all the cards equally between the 2 players.
• Players keep their cards in a packet face down.
• Each player turns over 2 cards and adds the numbers together.
• The person with the highest sum (answer) wins all the cards.
• The game continues until one player has all the cards or a timer can be used and the person with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.

Variations
• Include the tens cards.
• Play with 3 players.
• Multiply the numbers instead of adding them. (The highest Product wins!)
• Use the Jacks as the number 11.
• Use the Queens as the number 12
• Use the Kings as the number 13.
The Hello Kitty Cards were purchased at Michaels Craft Store (cost \$1.00). Of course, with a coupon you will pay less than a dollar!  Dollar Tree sells 2 packs of cards for \$1.00.

Have fun with Math!

Unless Teaching

Best regards,
Marcia :)

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1. Thank you Shannon. I'm going to your site now to follow back! :)

3. Great idea!! I love seeing new ways to practice math facts (it must be the math teacher in me). Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having an amazing week!

4. Thanks for linking up to Homeschooling on the Cheap! last week! You are being featured on my page as one of my favorites! Stop over and link up more of your awesome ideas!

Have a great week! Kelli