What
you'll need
Pack
of cards
Paper
Pencil
What
to do
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
showing.
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
minutes.
Players get one point for each
answer.
For example, suppose the cards drawn are 4, 8, 9, and 2.
What
numbers can be made?
4
+ 9 + 8 + 2 = 23
4
+ 9  (8 + 2) = 3
(8
 4) x (9  2) = 28
(9
 8) x (4  2) = 2
2. Make the most
of it.
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 5digit 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 5digit number
possible.
3. Fraction Fun.
This game is played with cards 1 (ace)10, and 2 players.
Each player receives onehalf of the cards.
Players turn over 2 cards each
at the same time.
Each player tries to make the
largest
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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