With Jane and Joanne
Do Your Decimals
Grades 4 and up
4 (2 vs. 2) or 2 (1 vs. 1)
- playing cards Ace (=1) through 10 (10=0)
Player 1 turns over three cards from the top of the deck and uses them to form a number with a decimal. She uses black cards as whole numbers and red cards as decimals.
Player 1 draws a black 4, a red 1, and a red 6 to form the number 4.16.
Then Player 1 takes three more cards and forms another number. She adds together the two numbers.
- Player 1 draws a red 3, a black 2, and a black 1 to form the number 12.3.
- She adds 4.16 + 12.3 for a total of 16.46.
Player two takes his turn. He does the same thing.
After this first round, play continues. Both players turn over three new cards per turn. They continue to keep a tally of their scores until one player gets closest to a total of 500 (or 1000) without exceeding it.
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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