Posted on 04/22/2019
MathMath should be fun, so please play Math games as a family! Each week I will post a new math game that you can play with your child. (For $2 you can buy dice and playing cards at your local dollar store and be ready to play these games—or ask any interventionist for cards and dice free!) – Math Interventionist Steve Smith
This week’s game: Addition Squares
Players: Groups of two

Materials: Cards Ace through 9, all face cards and tens removed.
Skill: Number sense and addition
How to Play: Place one set of ace through nine cards in order, face up, in a 3 X 3 grid. The other three sets of ace through nine cards are shuffled and turned face down.
Player 1 selects the top two cards from the shuffled deck and determines the sum of the two numbers. Player 1 then turns over any number or numbers of the playing grid that have the same sum. Player 1 then draws the next two cards of the shuffled deck and repeats. Player 1 continues until s/he can no longer turn over the exact sum drawn from the face down deck. If there are numbers are on the playing grid still showing, Player 1 adds those numbers together and that is his/her score. At this point, the grid is reset with all grid cards facing up and the drawing deck is reshuffled and it is now Player 2’s turn. Lowest score wins the round with zero being a perfect score.
After playing three rounds, add up the scores from each round and the player with the lowest total points is the game winner.
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