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Mathematics Games with School Friendly Cards Book 1 & 2

Designed to help young children learn key early number concepts while playing simple card games,  Book 1 will give you plenty of ideas to use School Friendly Playing Cards for a wide range of mathematical activities.
Playing cards is a popular pastime for children and adults alike. Young children enjoy playing card games but sometimes are confused by all of the extraneous information depicted on a standard playing card. They sometimes have difficulty remembering the difference between clubs and spades - if they can even remember their names! They may not remember whether a Jack is of higher value than a Queen or King. Acre Aces high (11) or (1)?
When using cards to develop fluency in mathematics, these issues can prove a distraction and irritation to children, hence the development of these simpler, child-friendly cards.

Mathematics Games with School Friendly Cards 2: Short & Simple Warm up Games

The games in this book can be played in 10 minutes and use a single deck of School Friendly cards. The activities are based around simple rules, and may be used routinely as part of a warm up program.

Recording sheets have been provided for some games so that teachers have the opportunity to assess student learning.
Tips are provided for gaining the most from these short simple sessions.

Topics include basic number facts: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division along with place value. Suggestions are given for making the game a little easier or a little harder. While this book is focused on building fluency, tips are provided to help students reason about the strategies and mathematics behind the games.


Author: Dr Paul Swan