Build a tower or bridge from playing cards. Make a table showing the number of cards needed to make each sized bridge or tower.
Can you predict how many cards will be needed for the 100th size? The nth size?
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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.