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Is it a Fair Game?


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    Children's Museum Of Houston

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Is it a Fair Game?

In this math activity, learners play two versions of a card game and decide what makes a game fair. Learners also practice addition and subtraction skills. This activity guide contains a material list, sample questions to ask, literary connections, extensions, and alignment to local and national standards.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Deck of cards with kings, queens, and jacks removed

Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Probability
    • Number and Operations
      • Operations
    • Problem Solving
    • Reasoning and Proof

Informal Categories


  • Games
  • Toys

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Children's Museum of Houston, ©2004

Funding Source:

  • ExxonMobil

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