In Addition and Subtraction, Games and warm-ups, Number and Algebra

Learning Objective:
Use knowledge of number facts to find the total value of the cards collected.

Intended Outcome:
Using and explaining strategies, such as making tens or skip counting, to find the total value of the cards collected.

Game Objective:
To collect a higher total than your opponent.

Materials:

  • A pack of cards (with face cards removed)
  • One Joker card

Summary:

  • This game is played with two players.
  • Cards are set up in a 5 × 5 grid with the Joker card in the middle.
  • Players take turns at selecting a card (following the instructions).
  • The player with the highest overall total at the end of the game is the winner.

Variations:
For more of a challenge, use the black cards as positive values and the red cards as negative values. The object is still to collect a higher total than your opponent.

Detailed instructions can be found in the PDF.

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