Jul 19, 2011

Multiplication War Game

Wow! I just read about this game yesterday at Let's Play Math, and I knew we had to try it. It's called The Game That is Worth 1,000 Worksheets. To play, you will need a regular deck of playing cards.  Everything is based on the card game of War. (Click on the website above for instructions on how to play War.) Instead of using the regular rules that the highest number wins, we turned over two cards at a time and found the product of the two cards.  We took out the Joker and King, and assigned the following values to the other face cards: Ace =1, Jack = 11, and Queen = 12.  If we master twelves, we might stick the King back in as a thirteen.  What a great way to practice multiplication facts (or addition/subtraction facts)!! This game will be played a lot at our house! Read about all kinds of math variations of the game War over at Let's Play Math.

Do have any favorite math games that your family plays?  Please share them!

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