With Jane and Joanne
Grades 3 and up
- adding and subtracting to 18
- adding double digits
- playing cards Ace (=1) through 9
- a die
Place the deck of cards in the middle of the playing area. One of the players turns over a card and the players double the number (value) of the card to arrive at the sum.
Next, the die is rolled. Players must subtract the smaller number (between the card and die) from the larger number. The first player to say aloud the correct answer collects the
- A player chooses a 4 from the deck of cards. The players double that (4 + 4 = 8) in their heads.
- A player rolls a 6 on the die. The players subtract 6 from the 8 for a total of 2.
In the event of a tie (players give the same answer at the same time), the card is left on the table and play resumes until one player says the correct answer before the other. That player will take all of the accumulated cards on the table.
Play continues until the common pile is gone. The player with the most cards is the winner.
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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