Alberts Insomnia from the Mathinator Home School Kit is a game that will have players counting, adding and subtracting.
The player that finds the highest consecutive operation wins.
1. Deal out 4 cards, 2 of which have yellow backs.
2. Using the hand dealt for everyone, the first player creates any math operation that equals 1 eg 3 – 2 = 1
3. The next player then creates any math operation that equals 2. The game continues in that manner until a player doesnt have a solution (or gets a wrong answer).
You can make it as hard or as easy as you like eg using order of operations.
You can also turn it into a cooperative game (so everyone can help each other) and together see how high a score the team can get.
For ages 6 – 99