## Thursday, May 10, 2012

Here is a fun math card game for kids to practice their Addition Facts and develop fluency and math vocabulary! All that is needed is a deck of cards.

 3+4 = 7  and   5+7 = 12      ....      5+7 = 12 has the larger SUM and wins the round

Materials - 1 deck of cards

Directions to set-up the game.
• From a deck of cards you will need all the cards numbered from 2-10. (4 of each)
• Use the Aces as ones.
• Use the Jacks, Queens, or Kings as zeros.
Players - 2

Directions to Play
• Shuffle the cards.
• Place the deck of cards on a flat surface number-side down.
• Each player takes 2 cards.
• Players turn over their 2 cards (the addends) and adds them together to compute the answer (the sum/total).
• The player with the larger sum takes all the 4 cards from that round.
• In case of a tie, each player takes 2 more cards and the player with the larger sum takes all 8 of the cards.
• The game ends when all the cards in the deck have been used.
• The player with the most cards wins.
Variation: Play with 3 or 4 players.

Have fun with math!