This product is an exciting subtraction twist on the "Rock, Paper, Scissors" hand game. It is aligned with Common Core Standards for 1st/2nd grade (1.OA.6, 2.OA.2) and covers a variety of subtraction facts within 20. There are 10 pages with a total of 42 playing cards. This game works wonderfully as a partner activity, math tub, math center or math station. It works well as a tutoring or enrichment activity too!
Deal out all cards into two piles face down (one pile for each player). Both players draw a card from their pile. Each player must read the number sentence aloud and solve it correctly. Once answers have been given, players lay their cards down to see who has won the round. Rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, and paper beats rock. If a WILD card is drawn, the player may choose rock, paper, or scissors for that round. If it is a tie, both cards are returned to the middle of each player's stack. The winner of the round sets both cards into a separate pile of his/her winnings. Play continues until all cards are gone. The player with the greater number of cards in his/her winnings pile at the end of the game is the overall winner.