With Jane and Joanne
Fair Game -- Subtraction
Grades 1 - 2
- playing cards Ace (= 1) through 5 or Ace (= 1) through 9
- 1 die
Each player turns over two cards from the deck and subtracts the smaller number from the larger one. Player 1 rolls the die to determine who wins the point.
- If Player 1 rolls an odd number (1, 3, or 5), the lower number wins the point
- If Player 1 rolls and even number (2, 4, or 6), the higher number wins the point.
Players continue to turn cards over and subtract them. They alternate turns rolling the die.
The first player to score 20 points is the winner.
Two dice may be rolled and added together to determine odd/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 [email protected].
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