1. How many
numbers can we make?
Give each player a piece of
paper and a pencil.
Using the cards from 1 (ace)-9, deal 4 cards out with the numbers
Using all four cards and a choice of any combination of
addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, have each
player see how many different answers a person can get in 5
Players get one point for each
For example, suppose the cards drawn are 4, 8, 9, and 2.
numbers can be made?
+ 9 + 8 + 2 = 23
+ 9 - (8 + 2) = 3
- 4) x (9 - 2) = 28
- 8) x (4 - 2) = 2
2. Make the most
This game is played with cards from 1 (ace) to 9.
Each player alternates drawing one card at a time, trying to create the
largest 5-digit number possible.
As the cards are drawn, each
player puts the cards down in their "place" (ten thousands,
thousands, hundreds, tens, ones) with the numbers showing.
One round goes until each player has 6 cards.
At that point, each player
chooses one card to throw out to make the largest 5-digit number
3. Fraction Fun.
This game is played with cards 1 (ace)-10, and 2 players.
Each player receives one-half of the cards.
Players turn over 2 cards each
at the same time.
Each player tries to make the
fraction by putting the 2 cards together.
The players compare their
fractions to see whose is larger.
For example, if you are
given a 3 and a 5, the fraction 3/5 would be made; if the other
person is given a 2 and an 8,
the fraction is 2/8.
Which is larger? The larger fraction takes all cards and play continues until one
player has all the cards.
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