There are two different games that I have taught my students that they love.
The first one: Addition War!
It's play like regular war. Two (or three!) students slap down cards, and the first one to add them up (correctly!) gets to keep the cards. It's a good way to get aromaticity with their addition facts (and yes, we still need to practice that in 4th grade.).
The second one is Multiplication War!
It's played just like addition war, but they multiply the numbers instead.
For both of these games, I tell the kids that all of the face cards are worth 11.
My kids LOVE it when I put this into their center for math rotations (usually when
They love it so much, that sometimes I need to take it away because they get so excited and noisy that it makes the group working with me not concentrate on me!
Quick, easy, low-prep yet fun...what more could you ask from a center?!
What are some of you favorite card games to do with kids?
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