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**Math concepts:** addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, powers and roots, factorial, mental math, multi-step thinking

**Number of players:** any number

**Equipment:** deck of math cards, pencils and scratch paper, timer (optional)

### Set Up

All players must agree on a Target Number for the game. Try to choose a number that has several factors, which means there will be a variety of ways to make it. Traditionally, I start my math club students with a target of 24.

Shuffle the deck, and deal four cards face down to each player. (For larger target numbers, such as 48 or 100, deal five or six cards to each player.) The players must leave the cards face down until everyone is ready. Set the remainder of the deck to one side.

Continue reading Game: Target Number (or 24)