# Who has More or Less?: An Addition and Subtraction Game

#### Suggested Grades

2-4

#### Objective

Students will practice adding and subtracting mentally as well as attach the words "more" and "less" to adding and subtracting. This is a fun alternative to traditional math drills.

#### Materials

- a deck of cards

#### Method

- Deal out one card per student.
- Explain to students that each card is worth its face value: King=13, Queen=12, and Jack=11...
- Pick one student to go first.
- The student has to make an equation using his card using the following format: I have a ______, who has ______ more/less?
*eg: if the student has a seven, they could say, "I have a seven who has two more?"* - The person who has the card that corresponds correctly to the question has to yell out "I do."
*eg: Using our example the person with the 9 card has to yell.* - Of course there may be more than one student with a 9, but the student who yells "I do" first gets to go next.
- Keep playing for a predetermined time.