Week 2 - Subtraction Snap
Updated: Apr 17
Level: Grades 2 – 6
Skills: Immediate recall of subtraction facts
Players: 2 or 3 of equal skill level
Equipment: ordinary playing cards (Ace =1) all other face cards = 10.
Getting started: Players divide the cards evenly between themselves. Next, each player turns over one card at the same time. Players subtract the smaller number from the larger number of the two cards. The first player who says the correct difference out loud collects both of the cards. Play continues until one player gives a correct answer before the other and takes all of the cards in the pile.
In the event of a time, players leave their cards down and let the pile build. Play resumes until one player gives a correct answer before the other and takes all of the cards in the pile build.
Challenge Yourself!! For three players: two players are assigned as addition cards. The third players card will be assigned subtraction. So as the cards are put on the two are added and the third is subtracted from the subtotal. The first player who says the correct total collects all the cards in the pile.
Example: Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
9 + 5 - 10 = 4