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2 Fun Math Games with Playing Cards | Math Games for First Grade

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Card games are great to play at home while teaching your kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade students all sorts of fun math skills. See how to play two of my favorite math games, “I Spy…” and “Wild Jacks” in this video 🙂

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Susan Jones



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  1. I can also play I spy with quotients. for example I spy for The quotient of 2. So I look for 10 and 5, 4 and 2, 8 and 4 because 10÷5 = 2 ,4÷2 = 2 and 8÷4 = 2

  2. Wild Jacks sounds terrific! I can't wait to try it with my math loving, card playing boys! Thanks for all of your great math game ideas!

  3. I shared this with parents. It's not only great for my kinders, but several of them have older brothers and sisters, and I love how "differentiate-able" it is! Thank you.

  4. Great games and I like the advanced variations you provide! Thank you!

  5. Love these games! Do you have any written directions to go with the video?

  6. I cannot begin to thank you for sharing all of your ideas to make learning such fun. My students LOVED playing your games (math and phonics) up until the shutdown. I just shared the link for these 2 card games "I Spy" and "Wild Jacks". I am sure that they will enjoy playing them!!!! Thank you so much for allowing us to share the link. 🙂

  7. Amazing!!!! I was wondering if you happen to have "How to Play" outline that can be sent to the parents or added to my math card game bins.

  8. I shared these with my students and they loved them! Thank you!!

  9. Eva Alexandris - Silver Creek PS (1362) says:

    These are fun family math games! I will be posting these in my Google Classroom. Thank you!

  10. Absolutely love this idea. It makes math fun without alway doing seatwork. Thanks!

  11. These will be great to use with my grandson and granddaughter since we're home-schooling them till school opens up again. Thank you so much!

  12. Thank you for sharing such great ideas. I am going to adapt your I Spy game for my students by playing I spy the number that come Before____ or I spy the number that comes After__ or use the terms I spy the number that is 1 less than__ or 1 more than ____. Thanks again for sharing.

  13. My 3rd grader loves playing games instead of doing worksheet drills. She'll love these new games🤗

  14. I and my wife want to say that this learning program is absolutely amazing Childent.Study We especially like the fact that our kids can record themselves sounding out the words. We also love that the program teaches beginning, middle, and end sounds, so that the little learners can see and hear how a letter and its sound can be used in different places of a word.

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