2 or 22
Add using simple fractions in this fun math card game. All you need is a deck of cards, and you're ready to begin! This game is very similar to Blackjack, or 21, but with one key difference: the face cards are all worth 1/2.
Players will need to carefully calculate the value of their hands and decide whether or not they'd like more cards-- and they'll practice adding the fraction 1/2 in the process. This activity is an excellent way to help second graders develop reasoning skills and improve their understanding of fractions.
What You Need:
- Deck of playing cards
- Paper and pencil for keeping score