Using card games to practice the mathematics that students have learned is a good strategy to use in the primary classroom. The sets of card games give students the opportunity to see the same concept of mathematics in a variety of ways gives the students the opportunity to practice their basic facts in order, addition, subtraction and multiplication and develops in the student a range of different mental thinking strategies. Contact Richard at Richard@dapma.com.au for more information about the card games.
The card games also focus on essential number mathematics ideas, language of maths, ideas associated with partitioning, flexible thinking and enjoyment of mental mathematics. As students play the games they have to think mathematically, they have to justify why they should pick up the cards and communicate this knowledge to the other person they are playing with.