Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share a fun game to play with our developing mathematicians.
This is a simple card game for early learners to help them learn the combinations of numbers that when added, equal 10.
This game can be played with 2 or 3 players.
Here are the rules:
1) Remove all of the 10’s, J’s, Q’s, and K’s from a deck of cards. This will leave you with 36 cards from A (which we use as the 1 card) to 9.
2) Lay 18 of the cards face down.
3) Deal the remaining cards to the players. 2 players – deal 9 cards each, 3 players – deal 6 cards each. Sorry, the game does not work with 4 or more players.
4) To start the game the first player flips over one of the overturned cards. Let’s use a 7 as an example…if the player has a 3 in their hand then they may put it down next to the 7 to complete their turn. If the player does not have a 3 then they cannot make a move and their turn is done. When a player does not play a card, the next player now has an additional opportunity to play a card if they have it in their hand.
5) The second player then turns over another card. If they have the number that would make the total ten then they may play their card to complete their turn.
6) If during the game two single cards have been overturned and they add up to ten (in this case 6 and 4), then a player can move one of the cards over and place down one card from their hand into the empty spot(in this case an A).
If the player is really thinking and has two cards in their hand that add up to ten, then they will play both those cards (A and 9) and play 3 cards in one turn!
7) The first person to put down all of their cards is the winner of the game, however, everyone is a winner when they learn these valuable number combinations!