With Jane and Joanne
Grades 2 - 3
- playing cards Ace (= 1) through King, Jokers removed; Jack = 12, Queen = 14, and King = 16.
Each player is dealt five cards from the deck. The remainder of the deck is placed face down in the middle of the playing area.
Players take turns asking another player if he or she has a specific card. Players are searching for numbers that will match numbers they already hold in their own hands. Players ask by creating a division question.
- Do you have any 12 divided by 3's (4's)?
- Do you have any 10 divided by 2's (5's)?
- Do you have any 7 divided by 1's (7's)?
If the player asks Do you have any 12 divided by 3's?
to a player who has a 4 in his hand, that player must give up his 4 to the player who asked the question. The player who asked the question now has a pair of 4's. She puts them down in front of herself.
Each player may continue asking questions until they are unsuccessful in finding a match. If a player does not have the number asked for, she says "Fish" and the player asking the question takes a card from the top of the deck. If that card results in a match, he puts down the matched set in front of himself. If there is no match, he keeps the card in his hand and the next player takes her turn.
Play continues until one player is out of cards. Players count up their pairs. The player with the most pairs 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 [email protected].
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