Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fun Addition Card Game

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

Vocabulary: addition, add, addends, sum, total, (compute)

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!



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