Directions for Playing the Game
1. Print off cards onto card stock, cut them apart, laminate and cut apart again.
2. Place cards into rows on table or playing surface.
3. Player one (Up to 4 players total) turns over two cards. In order to get a match, the student must solve the problem correctly and answer the question with a complete sentence. They must turn over one card with a story problem question and one card with a story problem answer.
4. If player one is correct, they take the cards from the playing surface and take another turn. If player one is incorrect, they turn over the cards in the same space and the next player takes a turn.
5. Play continues until all the cards are matched or until the time allotted is up.
6. The player with the most matches at the end of the game is the winner.
7. This game is good for math centers as it does not require much direction from the teacher.
8. This game would also be good to play with two or three students when one student is a higher achiever and the others are lower achieving students. This way the higher achieving student can assist the lower achieving student or students.
9. This game uses mental math skills in that the student must use mental math skills to solve the problem.
10. The story problems are intended for second grade.