Math war is a fun, interactive game that will help your kids learn their math facts. All you need is a deck of playing cards and at least two players. (Or, you can buy a Math War game at your local education store. See picture below.)
To Play- Each player puts down two cards. Add the two cards to get the sum. The person with the highest sum wins both cards. If two players get the same sum it’s a war. Each player lays down two more cards and gets that sum. The player with the largest sum gets all the cards. Continue to play until all the cards have been used.
The game can be used for subtraction as well. Just remember when playing for subtraction that your child subtracts the small number from the big number to get the difference.
You can also play for multiplication facts to see who gets the biggest product.