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Using Playing Cards

Using the number cards in a deck of laying cards! set u a yramid "ith one card at the to ! t"o cards o#erla ing the bottom edge of that card! three cards o#erla ing the edges of the t"o cards! and so on! until there are si$ cards at the bottom of the yramid% Pick u cards "ith number combinations that e&ual '(% )nly cards that are fully unco#ered can be used% At first! students use only t"o cards at a time that re resent addends such as * and +% )nce students understand ho" to lay! encourage them to use more fle$ible thinking and as many cards as necessary to make combinations! such as , - * . / or / $ * - 0 for their solutions%


T"o layers each take half a deck of laying cards! "ith the face cards remo#ed% Each layer turns u t"o cards at a time% The layers add or multi ly the #alues of their cards to see "ho has the greatest sum% That erson "ins and takes all four of their cards% 2f the sums or roducts match! each layer deals out three cards from his or her ile and then turns the to or third card o#er for the layoff% 3hoe#er has the greatest number from the t"o cards turned u "ins all of the cards from that lay% For subtraction! use the same rocedure! but this time subtract the #alue of the cards turned u % The least difference "ins%

Fi#e Makes '(

Use a deck of laying cards "ith the face cards and tens remo#ed% 4eal each layer fi#e cards% Each layer tries to make e&uations that e&ual '(% The layer "ho makes the most e&uations "ins the round% 5ecording the e&uations is a good idea% Players can use each card only once in the same e&uation% Ada tation6 Play 7Si$ Makes Ten8 by dealing si$ cards to each layer and follo" the same rules% 9otice ho" one more card increases the number of e&uation ossibilities%

Hit the Target

5emo#e the face cards from a deck of laying cards% Ha#e one layer close his or her eyes and choose one card from the deck% The number on that card is your target% Place the remaining cards face u on the laying surface% All layers take turns looking for t"o cards that you can add! subtract! multi ly or di#ide to get the number on the target card% :ee laying until no more combinations can be found that e&ual the target number% 5e eat the game "ith a different target number%

Salute The Game of '(

Use a set of laying cards "ithout the face cards% Place the deck face do"n% The dealer icks u the to card and laces it on the table face u % The ne$t layer turns u the ne$t card% 2f a ten is unco#ered or can be made by combining the card "ith any unco#ered! re#iously chosen card;s<! the layer announces ho" he or she kno"s it is a ten and takes the card used in that turn% 2f a layer cannot make a ten! the card is laced face u on to of the re#ious card and the turn goes to the ne$t layer% Cards can be used as they are unco#ered% Continue until all the cards are used% Use a set of laying cards "ithout the face cards% =ea#e the aces in the deck! as they each count as 7one%8 The dealer holds the laying cards being used and hands a card to each of the t"o layers "ithout letting anyone see the number on them% The t"o layers then simultaneously say 7Salute>8 as they each hold a card to their foreheads! in such a "ay that they can see the o onent?s card but not their o"n% The dealer! "ho can see both cards! announces the sum! difference! or roduct of the t"o numbers! and each layer tries to figure out the addend! subtrahend! or factor on his or her card% The layer "ho correctly announces the first number "ins both cards%