# ADDITION/SUBTRACTION 12 Card Draw Materials: Deck of cards

```ADDITION/SUBTRACTION
12 Card Draw
Materials: Deck of cards (take out all the 10’s and face cards)
1. Place 12 cards face up and the rest face down in a pile.
2. Each player takes turns taking the top card from the pile
and tries to match it to a card face up to make ten. If you
are able to remove a card, replace it with one from the pile.
If you cannot remove a card, place the card you drew from
the pile to the side.
3. The player with the most matches at the end wins.
Go Fish
Materials: Deck of cards (take out all the 10’s and face cards)
1. Each player receives 7 cards to begin with.
2. Begin by players looking through their hands to see if they have
combinations of 2 cards that will add to 10. If they do, the cards go down as
matches.
3. Play begins by players taking turns asking other players for numbers they
need to make pairs of cards adding to 10.
4. If they get a pair, they place it aside. If not, they “Go Fish” and choose a card
from the center pile.
5. The game is over when no more pairs can be made.
6. The winner is the person with the most pairs of cards.
Face Off
Materials: Deck of cards (take out the face cards)
1. Find two friends to play; you need three players.
2. Shuffle the cards and place them face down between the players.
3. Two players face off by taking one card from the top of the deck and placing it against
their forehead. Each player should see the other player’s card but not their own.
4. The third player says the sum of the two numbers out loud.
5. The first player to say the number on their forehead wins both cards.
6. Continue play by rotating who plays and who is the “adder” until all cards have been
used.
7. The player with the most cards wins.
**This game can also be played by finding the difference between the two cards. The third person would be the
“subtractor.”
Materials: Deck of cards (take out the face cards)
1. Deal out the entire deck so that both players have an even number of cards.
2. One player calls, “Draw” and both players turn over their top card and place
it face up in the center.
3. The players add the two cards that are showing and the first player to say the
correct sum out loud wins the two cards.
4. After all cards have been used, the players count the number of cards that
they have won. The winner is the person who has the most cards.
**This game can also be played by finding the difference between the two cards.
Materials: a pair of dice
1. Take turns rolling the dice and adding the sums.
2. On your turn, roll the dice as many times as you like. Each time, add the dots
on the dice and keep a running total of the sum of your rolls mentally. You
decide when you want to stop rolling and record the sum on a piece of
paper. However, if you roll a 1 on one of the dice, your turn is over and 0 is
scored for that round. If 1s come up on both dice, your turn is over and your
total for the game becomes 0.
3. The first person to reach 100 wins.
Subtraction War
Materials: Deck of cards (face cards can be viewed as the number 10 or removed from
the deck) and counters (pennies, beans, macaroni, dry cereal)
1. Deal out the entire deck of cards evenly between two players.
2. Each player turns over the top card from his or her deck. The player with the
larger number takes the two cards and as many beans or counters as the
difference between the two numbers turned over. Thus if 6 and 4 are turned
over, the player who turned over 6 gets to take 2 beans because 6 subtract 4 is 2.
3. If the same card is turned over by each player, two more cards are turned over
and the player with the larger number takes all of the cards and the number of
beans equal to the difference between the second set of cards turned over.
4. The game is over when one player has no cards left.
5. The winner is the player with the most beans.
Differences and Dice
Materials: Deck of cards (take the face cards out) and a die
1. Place 9 cards face up and the rest face down in a pile.
2. Each player takes turns first rolling the die. The number
rolled becomes that player’s target number.
I can take ___ and ___ because
3. Look for two cards that have a difference the same as
their difference is ____.
the target number.
4. If you are able to remove a pair, replace them with two from the pile. If you
cannot remove a pair, your turn is over.
5. Play continues with each player rolling the die and looking for that difference.
6. The player with the most matches at the end wins.
**Challenge: Have each player turn two cards over and find the sum of the cards. The player with the larger sum takes
all four cards and the number of beans equal to the difference of the two sums.
Materials: Deck of cards (face cards can be viewed as the number 10 or removed
from the deck)
1. Deal out the entire deck of cards evenly between two players.
2. Each player turns over the top two cards from his or her deck and adds them
together.
3. The player with the larger sum takes all four cards. If the same sum is turned
over by each player, two more cards are turned over by each and the player
with the larger sum takes all of the cards.
4. The game is over when one player has no cards left.
Subtraction Pig
Materials: Pair of dice
1. Players start out with 100 points each.
2. Players take turns rolling the dice and subtracting the resulting number from
his remaining points until a 1 appears on any dice rolled. That player’s turn
ends, and the next player takes a turn.
3. When a player has lost all of his points, he is out of the game.
4. The last player in the game is the winner.
The Sum What Game
Materials: Pair of dice and number cards 1-9 (pull the ace through 9 of one suit
from the deck of cards)
1. Player one rolls the dice and adds the numbers together.
2. Player one can turn over the sum or any combination of 2 numbers for that
sum. For instance, if you roll a sum of 9, you can turn over the 9 or any
combination of 9 (8,1; 2,7; 3,6; 4,5).
3. Player 2 rolls and turns over either the sum or a combination of the sum. If a
card has already been turned over, it cannot be used and is out of play.
4. When a player cannot play the turn, they are out and receive a score of the
sum of the remaining cards face up.
5. The player with the lowest score after 5 rounds wins.
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