How to Play the ‘Addition and Subtraction Game’

All the cards the class has made are mixed up and shuffled together

You will need:-

  • 9 game cards – they do not have to be yours
  • A white board and dry erase marker
  • A partner
  • Your math brain

How to play:-

  1. Shuffle your 9 cards
  2. Put them face down in front of you. Your partner does the same.
  3. Both of you turn over your first card
  4. Look at one of the boxes. Both of you must look at the same box. (It’s good to start at the beginning with the ‘Strength’ box)
  5. Compare your numbers
  6. Who has the highest number? Decide.
  7. Subtract the lowest number from the highest number – use the white boards if you need to work it out
  8. The winner keeps the points that is the answer to the subtraction
  9. Repeat steps 4-8 for each of the boxes
  10. Add up all your points.The winner of the game is the one who has the most points after you have played the nine cards.

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