These
games involve problem solving, computation, understanding number
values, and chance.
What
you'll need
Pack of cards
Paper
Pencil
What
to do
1. Super sums.
Each player should write
the numbers 112 on a piece of paper.
The object of the game is
to be the first one to cross off all the numbers on this list.
Use only the cards 1 6
in every suit (hearts, clubs, spades, diamonds). Each player picks two
cards and adds up the numbers on them.
The players can choose to
mark off the numbers on the list by using the total value or crossing
off two or three numbersthat make that value.
For example, if the
player picks a 5 and a 6, the player can choose to cross out 11, or 5
and 6, or 7 and 4, or 8 and 3, or 9 and 2, or 10 and 1, or 1, 2, and 8.
2. Make 100.
Take out all the cards
from the pack except ace to 6. Each player draws 8 cards from the pack.
Each player decides
whether to use a card in the tens place or the ones place so that the
numbers total as close to 100 as possible without going over.
For example, if a player
draws two 1s (aces), a 2, a 5, two 3s, a 4, and a 6, he can choose to
use the numerals in the following way:
30, 40, 10, 5, 6, 1, 3,
2. This adds up to 97.
These games help children
develop different ways to see and work with numbers by using them in
different combinations to achieve a goal.
PS: Consider doing more fun printable
math activities.
