## Wednesday, 22 February 2017

### Card games to help us learn our basic facts

We've been learning some card games that we can play in our independent maths time. One is called Make 20 - you spread out the cards and turn them over one by one until you have added up to 20. You have to work out what numbers you need to make 20 as you get closer to it. If you go over 20 then you have to turn all the cards back over and it's the next person's turn. The winner is the person with the most cards at the end of the game.

Another game is Be the Fastest - where you play with 3 people. Two people each put a card on their foreheads without looking at it but so the others can see it. The third person then multiplies the two numbers together and then the people with cards on their foreheads have to work out what the number is on their forehead a quickly as possible. For example, if the cards on the foreheads were 4 and 6 the third person calls out 24 and the other players go 24 divided by 4 is ? or 24 divided by 6 is ? depending on the card they can see. Then the positions rotate.