Deal out entire deck of cards equally among students.
Players simultaneously turn over the top card of their deck.
The player with the highest card takes all played cards and places them at the bottom of their deck.
When two players turn over the same highest number, a war is launched – each player puts down two more cards, face down, then turns up a third card. The person with the highest card takes all the cards in that round.
The game ends when one player has all the cards.
Do the children know the magnitude of their numbers on the cards (early years)?
Can children read symbolic numbers (early years)?
What strategies do the children implement to determine the number’s magnitude?
Can children quickly determine which number is larger (early years/primary)?
Can children add or subtract two single- or double-digit numbers (primary)?
Player with the smaller number wins each round.
Addition War, Subtraction War, Multiplication War, etc. Players turn up two cards each round. Player with the largest sum (or difference, or product) takes all.
Face cards can count as 11, 12, 13.
Created by Yara Salloum. Adapted by The Robertson Program.
Students challenge one another as they compare number quantities from 1-100.
A possible introductory activity, students practice their addition/subtraction skills playing this card game.