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Math Games
With Jane and Joanne

3 Addend Snap



Grade 2 - 6


  • addition of 3 addends


  • Three players of equal skill


  • playing cards Ace (=1) through 6


The three players divide the cards evenly among themselves.

All players turn over a card at the same time. The first person to correctly add the numbers on the three cards and say aloud the correct sum collects all three cards.

  • In the event of a tie situation where all three players give the answer at the same time, all players keep their own cards.
  • If two players say the answer at the same time, they keep their own cards. The third player's card is removed from the game.
Play continues until one player loses all of their cards. The other two players count their cards to determine a winner. The player with the most cards is the winner.


This game can be played with two players. Divide the cards evenly between the two players. Players alternate turning over three cards from their hand. Whoever says the correct sum first collects the cards. The player who collects all of the cards is the winner.

Joanne Currah and Jane Felling have created two best-selling math game books -- Shuffling Into Math (for teachers of grades K-3) and All Hands on Deck (grades 1-9). Each book includes simple instructions for more than 100 math games that help children discover math concepts and reinforce math skills. Education World is pleased to present a selection of those activities in this series.

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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 or email them at [email protected].

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