With Jane and Joanne
Grades 4 and up
4 players (2 teams of 2) or 2 players (1 vs. 1)
- playing cards Ace (=1) through 9
- paper and pencil
Players turn over four cards from the top of the deck. These cards are added to each other to result in a sum. Each team lists as many possible factors of this sum.
Players draw the cards 6, 8, 6, and 4. When added together, these numbers result in a sum of 24 (6 + 8 + 6 + 4 = 24).
- Team 1 lists the factors of 24 as 1, 2, 4, 6, 12, and 24.
- Team 2 lists the factors of 24 as 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 24.
Teams compare their answers and give the opposing team 1 point for each correct factor. In the case above, Team 1 earned a point for each of its six factors (6 points) and Team 2 earned a point for each of its eight factors (8 points). After the first round, Team 2 is in the lead by 2 points.
If one team lists a factor incorrectly, they lose 1 point from their total.
Play continues until one team earns a total of 100 points.
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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