With Jane and Joanne
Grades 1 - 3
- playing cards Ace (= 1) through 10
Players divide cards evenly between themselves. Each player turns over two cards and subtracts the smaller number from the larger number. The player with the smallest answer wins all four cards.
- Player 1 draws a 1 and a 9. (9 - 1 = 8)
- Player 2 draws a 2 and a 7. (7 - 2 = 5)
- Player 2 collects all four cards because she has the smallest answer.
In the event of a tie (if each player has the same answer), war is declared. Each player deals out three more cards face down. Then each player turns over two more cards and subtracts the numbers on those cards. The smallest answer wins all of the accumulated cards.
Play continues until one player has collected all of the cards in the deck.
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@example.com.
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