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Visual Cluster Card Math Games
Below is just the beginning of some games we are playing with the cluster card (numberless) math games. As we learn more of them, I will send home information about them.
This game has many different versions. It is like the card game “war” that many of us played as children. Here are different ways to play:
Top-It – each player takes a card and flips it over. Each person says the number on the card. The person with the highest number wins all the cards or the lowest number wins. Decide which way you are playing before you begin. Keep repeating until the pile of cards is gone. The winner is the one with the most cards.
Memory – Go through your deck of cards and pick out a pairs of numbers for each number 1-10. Mix up the cards and spread them out in a grid style. Turn over two cards. Say what number it is and try to find a card with the same number. Keep the cards if you find a match and go again. The winner is the one with the most cards at the end of finding all the matches.
+1 Top-It – Each player takes a card again. One by one each player says the number on their card +1 more and the answer. For example: the card is 8, so 8+1=9. The player with the largest sum (answer to addition) is the winner of the round and keeps the cards from that round. Keep playing until the pile of cards is gone. The winner is the one with the most cards.
-1 Top-It- This game is played just like the one above but each player says a subtraction sentence. For example; the card is a 6, so 6-1=5. The player with the lowest difference (answer in subtraction) is the winner. Keep playing until the pile of cards is gone. The winner is the one with the most cards.
Go Fish – Each player has 5 cards. Ask other players for a match. If you get a match, you go again. If the player does not have a match, pick a card from the pile. The player with the most matches when the pile is gone, wins.
Sums to 10 – (Similar to Go Fish) only you ask for the match to equal 10.