It is always a win win situation when you can play games with your child which involves learning. Activities and games involving a deck of card can be especially beneficial for children who are learning the math concept of place value. This simple yet engaging activity helps them practice their understanding of greater than, less than or equal to math facts. You just need one deck of cards which I’m assuming you already have! My own children loved playing this game when they were young.
If you’re seeking ways to enjoy some quality time with your kids while practicing basic math facts, this is a good opportunity to engage them in learning in a fun way.
How to play Place Value Math CARD Game
- Remove 10s, Kings,Queens and Jacks from the deck. Ace equals one.
- Players take turns to draw one card at a time, attempting to build the largest possible 3 digit number.
- Once players have drawn three cards in total, they place ( and can not be moved ) them on the table into the ones, tens and hundreds place.
- Next, each player draw the fourth card. Then, they pick one of the card on the table from the ones, tens and hundreds place to discard and replace it with the fourth one. Or, they can also discard the fourth card.
- The player who makes the largest 3 digit number wins that round.
- The game will continue until all of the cards in the deck have been used.
- The player with the most wins win.
You can easily modify the place value activities for 2 digit, 4 digit or even larger numbers.
EDUCATIONAL MATH CARD GAMES FOR KIDS
Do your kids love math? It’s never too early to start learning math, even if they’re just in kindergarten. Here are a few of our favorite math games for kids that will help them learn about addition and order of operations.
- Target Number – math game to practice Order of Operation using a deck of cards.
- Flip Ten – math card game to practice addition fact fluency.
- Tens Go Fish – math card game to practice addition facts.
- Fence me in – paper and pen game to practice the concepts of Area and Perimeter.
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