With Jane and Joanne
Grades 1 - 3
- addition facts 1 to 10
- 1 to 18 combinations
- Grades 1 - 2: playing cards Ace (= 1) through 5 (making sums to 10)
- Grades 2 - 3: playing cards Ace (= 1) through 9 (making sums to 18)
Players divide the cards in the deck evenly between themselves. Each player turns over two cards and adds them together. The highest sum gets all of the cards.
In the event of a tie (if each player has the same sum), war is declared. Each player deals out three more cards face down. Then each player turns over two more cards and adds the sum of the numbers on those cards to the original sum. The highest sum wins all of the cards.
Play continues until one player has collected all of the cards.
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 [email protected].
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