*“Forty-Niners” is free on this website for one week only. It’s an excerpt from Addition & Subtraction: Math Games for Elementary Students, available as an ebook at my bookstore (Thank you for cutting out the middleman!) and in ebook or paperback through many online retailers. Read more about my playful math books here.*

Many parents remember struggling to learn math. We hope to provide a better experience for our children.

And one of the best ways for children to enjoy learning is through hands-on play.

This game pushes players to risk everything in a gold-rush of addition practice.

## Forty-Niners

**Math Concepts:** addition up to three hundred, probability with playing cards.

**Players:** two or more.

**Equipment:** one full deck of playing cards (with jokers, if you have them), paper and pencil for keeping score.