With Jane and Joanne
The Missing Facts
Grades 4 and up
- multiplication and division to find missing factors
- playing cards Ace (=1) through 10
- paper and pencil
Each player makes a gameboard for their opponent. The gameboard is made up of ten number sentences (math problems) with missing numbers. The missing numbers can be any number 1 through 10.
- 3 x __ = 27 (the missing number is 9)
- __ x 6 = 42 (the missing number is 7)
- 2 x __ = 18 (the missing number is 9)
Players take turns flipping over a card from the deck. They try to use each number to help them complete one of the number sentences their opponent created. If a player turns over a card that cannot be used, that turn is missed. The first player to complete the gameboard their opponent created is the winner of the game.
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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