Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Decimals, Fractions, Percents Card Game

Ok, so I LOVE card games.  Must've been all the card playing I did as a youngster - before video games and reality TV.  This is my latest labor of love.  Not so original by looking at it, but my original thought was.  It took some time to get my visualization onto the computer.

Nonetheless, I finished the card game last night (120 cards *phew*).  Then, I decided to sleep on it before I published it to my TN page.  I still had some kinks with the directions.

After much consideration, I made my husband (who is VERY competitive) play with me.  "We gotta try this out first so I can make sure the directions are clear," my teacher's voice instructed.  My initial thought was to make it like a RUMMY game - since it is decimals, fractions, and percents.  I grew up playing RUMMY with my grandmother so, to me, it's fun.

After five minutes and no movement, we were bored to tears.  I tend to over-analyze things sometimes so we took out a third of the deck (the ones that needed some REAL thinkin').  Further, I had to give my husband a quick tutorial on fractions that can equal denominators of 100 (chapter 8 for those of you using 4th grade Go Math) and we were movin'.  We played a RUMMY version placing pairs down and either of us got the third, we played it on the pair.  The game lasted about 15 minutes.  He won.  And BTW, he never lets me win ;)  With that, I decided to just ditch the directions and let the teachers be as creative as they want to be.

I'm looking forward to using this in my class.  It will be a great way to review for FCAT.  I will NOT be using the hard cards lol - well maybe for my gifted group ;)


1 comment:

  1. I love your blog! It is so cute and I cannot wait to share it with my friends and hopefully get you some new followers because we all love that! And I now follow you! =)

    You games are so cute! I can tell you make learning lots of fun!

    Do you know how to play Salute? We play with addition but you can modify it for multiplication or in another way. Here is how to play:

    Child 1 takes a card from the deck and without looking puts it on his forehead.
    Child 2 does the same thing.
    Child 3 says the sum (product) of the 2 cards.

    The first one to say their card wins.

    For example:

    Child 1 has 5 on his forehead.
    Child 2 has 6 on her's.
    Child 3 says 30.
    If child 1 says his card is 5 first he wins both cards.

    I hope this makes sense...my kiddos love it!

    I would love for you to visit me when you get the chance. =)


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