Guess My Card
Challenge your child to create and solve math riddles! Draw from a deck of playing cards to find your numbers. Then, take turns inventing clues that will help others figure out what cards you have. Use addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. By articulating math problems and using backwards thinking, your child will improve his critical thinking and math reasoning skills.
What You Need:
- One deck of playing cards (Print a deck.)
What You Do:
1. Take turns being the dealer and the guesser.
2. The dealer first draws between 2 and 4 cards from a well-shuffled deck. After examining the cards, they must give 2 clues that involve a math operation and relate the cards to one another. For example, if the dealer has a 3, a 5, and a jack, their clues might be:
Clue #1 When you find the product of two of the cards, the answer is 15.
Clue #2 When you double one of the cards, the answer is 22.
3. Next, the guesser tries to guess the value of the cards. If they are unable to guess correctly on their first try, the dealer gives another clue.
4. When the numbers have been guessed correctly, switch roles and play again.