Activities and Lessons for Math

Facts Challenge - a simple partner game for practicing math facts
~Renee Goularte

Materials Needed: One standard deck of cards.

Directions: Divide a standard deck of cards equally between two people. Players hold the cards so they can't see the numbers. At the count of three, both players put a card face up on the table at the same time. The first player to add, subtract, or multiply the numbers correctly gets both cards and puts them aside. The game is over when one player runs out of cards. With three people, the third person can play the role of the judge, or the game can be played with three people adding up three numbers. Note: Face cards are worth 10, and Jokers are worth zero.

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