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The 'Play Your Cards Right' TV game show has lots of maths involved. Players have to predict whether a card will have a higher or lower value than the card already revealed. Express this probability as a fraction, decimal and a percentage.
The classic Pelmenism game requiring you to find pairs of cards of the same suit which add up to 11. This game can be played by one person, trying to find all of the pairs with the smallest number of clicks, but it is much more fun as a two player game.
Some of the best magic tricks involve a pack of cards and mathematics! It certainly adds variety to any maths lesson when pupils are given the time to learn then perform a magic trick based on a mathematical concept.
This activity needs ten playing cards to represent the digits nought to nine. The cards are put together in pairs to make two digit numbers which obey the rules presented in the ten challenges.
The War card game is a kids' favourite. It can be tweaked just a little to turn it into a maths game. The instructions are provided in a video showing how to play two versions of Addition War and two versions of Multiplication War.
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Playing cards have been around since the ninth century. They were invented in China and spread across Europe in the fourteenth century. Though the designs on the cards have changed over the years the basic number properties have not.
Because they are so popular the manufacture of high quality cards is not expensive and makes them an ideal tool for learning mathematics.
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