Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Who Has the Greater Number? (Math Game)

To play this fun and simple game, simply remove the face cards, jokers and 10's from a set of playing cards. Pairs shuffle the deck and place it in the center. Each student draws 2 cards and arranges the digits to build the greatest number possible. The player who can build the greatest number takes all 4 cards. Both players are required to say the number they build out loud. In the case of a tie, both players leave those cards and redraw 2 cards each. The player with the greatest numbers takes all 8 cards. The kids loved it and learned a lot about 2 digit numbers as well as the term "greater."