With Jane and Joanne
Grade 2 - 3
- 3-addend addition
- subtraction from 12
- immediate recall
- playing cards Ace (= 1) through 9
- 2 dice of one color
- 1 die of another color
- paper and pencil
Player 1 rolls the dice. Player 2 flips over a playing card from the deck to determine whether the dice are added or subtracted.
- If Player 2 flips over an odd-numbered card (Ace, 3, 5, 7, or 9), the numbers on all three dice are added together.
- If Player 2 flips over an even-numbered card (2, 4, 6, or 8), the numbers on the two dice of one color are added together. Then the number on the third (colored) die is subtracted from the answer.
The first player to say aloud the correct answer to the roll of the dice earns 1 point.
Players alternate rolling the dice. They continue to accumulate points. Players subtract a point for a wrong answer. The first player to reach 18 points 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@example.com.
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