What You Need:
- Deck of playing cards with the ten and face cards (jacks, queens, and kings) removed
- Scratch paper, one sheet per player
- Construction paper, one sheet per player
- Pencils, one per player
What You Do:
- Give each player a sheet of construction paper.
- Hand each player a playing card to trace 6 times on a sheet of construction paper. In between each traced rectangle, ask them to write a "+" symbol. After the 6th card, write a "=" symbol. After the third traced rectangle, tell players to put a decimal point.
- Announce that aces = 1 and jokers, if you have them = 0.
- Players should take turns choosing one playing card at a time and placing it on an open spot on his game board. Once it has been put in a position, it can't be moved.
- Once the game boards are full, have the players add up their numbers. Make sure they include decimal points!
- Have players write down their scores for that round.
- Continue playing until the cards run out or shuffle them and keep playing until you’ve had your fill.
- Whoever ends up with the largest score wins!
Variation: Remove the decimal point and multiply the numbers for great multiplication practice!