With Jane and Joanne
A - Ten - Tion
Grades 1 - 2
- place value -- numbers to 100
2 or more
- playing cards Ace (=1) through 9
- paper and pencil
Each player takes two cards from the deck and uses them to create a 2-digit number between 11 and 99. Players say aloud the number they create.
Player 1 rolls the die to determine who will win 10 points for the round.
- If the die lands on an odd number (1, 3, 5), the player who created the lower 2-digit number wins 10 points.
- If the die lands on an even number (2, 4, 6), the player who created the higher 2-digit number wins 10 points.
Players continue building numbers and alternating the roll of the die. The first player to accumulate 100 points is the
Two dice may be used; add them together before determining if the roll is odd or even.
More About Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
Joanne Currah and Jane Felling
created their company, BOX CARS & ONE-EYED JACKS, for the sole purpose of making math fun -- not threatening
or frustrating -- for children. Joanne and Jane spend many days each year on the road as they train
teachers to make math fun for kids and run Family Math Nights at schools. To learn more about the
authors, their books, and the services they provide, visit them at www.boxcarsandoneeyedjacks.com
or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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