Equation Card Game

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Updated on Sep 18, 2013

This game of strategy will put your child's math knowledge to the test. Nine cards are placed face up with two cards on the side. A math problem is created with the cards on the side. The answer needs to match one of the other nine cards to remove it from the table. Use addition, subtraction, multiplication or division to find correct answers and sharpening those all-important critical thinking skills.

What You Need:

  • Deck of playing cards with the face cards (jacks, queens, and kings) removed
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Calculator (optional)

What You Do:

  1. Have your child shuffle the cards and arrange 12 of them face up in a 4 x 4 grid.
  2. Deal 2 more "Equation Cards", face up to the side of the grid. The remaining cards should be placed face down.
  3. Have her look at the cards in the grid. Then, create an equation with the two extra cards which equal the number of one of the cards in the grid. Here's an example of what happened when we played: The equation cards are 3 and 4. We added 3 + 4 removed any cards in her grid that equal 7.
  4. Each round should begin with her replacing any cards she removed from the grid, as well as the two equation cards.
  5. When all cards have been removed from the grid, the game is complete!

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