game of cards anyone?

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  1. Emerson Squirl

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    I was thinking of giving my students a deck of cards as their Christmas gift. I want to make next week easy since I'm burned out, but still keep some academic value to the week. Anyone know of card games that would entertain students for a few days?
     
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    They can try to build a card castle/tower thingy.

    But the game war/battle should take about... oh I'd say about forever!

    Sorry - I'm not much help. So sorry you and the kids have to go to school next week!
     
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    Slap Jack - Deal out cards. Each player flips a card without looking first so that it comes to the discard pile face up. If it's a Jack, you slap it and you win the pile.

    Pig - You need four of a kind for each player playing, up to 13 but smaller groupings are better. You deal everyone playing four cards. Then you pass one card to the left in turns. The first person to get four of a kind touches their finger to their nose and then everyone else has to follow along until the last person to notice. The last person is the pig. May want to rename this one.
     
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    Google math card games
     
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    As czacza said, there are a TON of math games out there that can be played with a deck of cards.

    Just one example I use with my third graders: each player draws two cards; each player multiplies their two numbers together; player with the highest product wins the round and records their product points; first player to reach a predetermined number of points wins the game (depending on how much time we have).
     
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    Clock is fun...
    Can I post directions later this weekend... I have to play it to write the directions. We used to play a game like solitare, but with like 4 people. You play off of each other's aces. What about just 21 or 31. You are obviously not playing except for educational merit, so this would be good for their quick addition skills...review maybe.
     
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    Crib is great for adding up and dividing by 5 or 3.

    Even games like Old Maid and Go Fish are lots of fun for kids.
     
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    What about spoons in small groups?!?!
     
  10. John Lee

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    Poker.

    Poker is a game based heavily on mathematic principles (odds/ratios, number sense, probability) as well as principles of economics (risk, money management).
     
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    Salute! You take 3 kids, one is a dealer and the other two take cards from the dealer and put them on their foreheads facing out without looking. The dealer multiplies the two cards together and tells the two the product. Then they have to guess what card is on their head by dividing the product by the other players card. (my co-worker taught me this game and it is awesome!)
     
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    I love Salute! too! My kids play about once a week to practice facts.
     

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