The Card Game "Nullo"

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Author: Don Buckeye

Grade Level: 4-9

Objectives: To review the "rules of divisibility" and the concept of the least common multiple (lowest common denominator) as associated with addition and subtraction of fractions.

Resources/Materials:

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 4 players

PREPARATION OF CARDS: The deck of cards consists of:

  1. 35 FRACTION cards: 5 each of 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, and 1/8

  2. 50 DENOMINATOR cards, 2 each of the following denominators (leave the numerators blank): /2, /3, /4, /5, /6, /7, /8, /9, /10, /12, /14, /15, /16, /18, /20, /21, /24, /25, /28, /30, /32, /40, /42, and /44

  3. 1 each of the WILD cards as shown below.

Activities:

Evaluation: Students should check each other's hands.

Followup: Have the students play other fraction card games like ONE or ZERO IN.

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