# Take a deck of cards Warm up activities Activity 1

```Take a deck of cards
Warm up activities
Activity 1
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Hand out 1 card to each student.
Nominate a total eg 10
Students have to find a partner to total 10
Increase the total eg 27
Students have to find 2 more students to total 27
Increase level of difficulty to suit
Activity 2
One card per student
Stand in a circle
Nominate a total eg 10
Students pass cards to the right until they can make a
combination to 10
 They then sit down
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Activity 3
 One card per student
 Teacher writes a total on the board and places a starting
card on the board
 Students who can reach the total place a card or cards on
the board and verbalizes the sum
 Eg Nominated total is 15
 Starting card is 8
 Student adds a 7 to make 15
Activity 4
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One card per student
Find a partner to where the total is an even/odd number
Note the rule
Repeat with two cards per student
Find a partner where the difference is odd/even
Activity 5
 Two cards per student
 Nominate a total eg 67
 Students have to find a partner(s) to make the total
Activity 6
 Two cards per student
 Nominate a difference eg 36
 Students have to find a partner to make the difference
Activity 7
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Two cards per student
Nominate a multiple eg 24.
All multiples of 4 stand up and explain the multiple
Eg 2 and 4 can make 24.
6 times 4 is 24
Activity 8
 One card per student
 Nominate a multiple eg 24
 Students have to find a partner to make a multiplication
fact eg 3 and 8, 4 and 6
Activity 9
 Three cards per students
 Nominate a multiple
 Students who can make a multiple write it on the board and
explain the answer eg 72
 Cards 3 4 6 = 3 x 4 = 12 x 6 = 72
Activity 10
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One card per student
Nominate a number eg 376
Nominate the number of cards to be used eg 4
Students have to make the target number using any
method possible
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