Ace numbers

26th September 2003 at 01:00
Some unusual packs of cards offer plenty of mathematical practice along with the pleasure of playing games of Snap or Pairs. Times Tables is relatively straightforward: match 4 x 3 with 6 x 2 and you win a trick.

Four Function makes things a bit trickier. Now you have to see that 19 + 17 or 63 - 27 are the same as 6 squared. Fraction Action brings the challenge of interpreting percentages and diagrams.

Times Tables Snap, Four Function Snap and Fraction Action cost pound;4 each from The Green Board Game Company. Tel: 01494 538999

Fax: 01494 538646 Email:

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