Pyramid Math Card Game

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What You Need:

  • Deck of cards

What You Do:

  1. Help your child shuffle the deck of cards.
  2. To get the game started, have your kid flip the top three cards of the deck over and arrange them in a triangle, with one card on top and two beneath it.
  3. Have you child draw three more cards from the deck. Challenge him to figure out if he can find a way to integrate the cards he's drawn. For instance, if the top number is a six, and the row beneath it consists of a two and an eight, he could make a third row of the numbers 4 (6-2), 8 (6+2) and 2 (8-6).
  4. If he can't use certain cards, have him put them in a discard pile.
  5. He should continue building the pyramid until the deck is depleted.
  6. When he runs out of cards, have him shuffle the cards that have been discarded and try to integrate those cards into the pyramid the second time around.

Once he's used all of the cards to the best of his abilities, encourage him to take a step back and admire his math pyramid.

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