Playing with cards

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Picture this scene…a seven-year-old lad sitting in front of his gran’s fireplace. Here, he engrosses himself with 52 little pieces of card each emblazoned with a different pattern on each. A simple game of Solitaire would keep the young lad busy for hours and sparked his enjoyment of logic puzzles but also made him a huge fan of playing cards. So, when that seven-year-old became the teacher I am today, there is no question of what would become my manipulative of choice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-63
Number of pages2
JournalScottish Mathematics Council Journal
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2018


  • playing cards
  • logic puzzles
  • childrens mathematics

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