*“Operations” is free on this website for one week only. It’s an excerpt from Prealgebra & Geometry: Math Games for Middle School, 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 offers students in upper-elementary and beyond plenty of practice with mental math and the order of operations.

## Operations

**Math Concepts:** addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, order of operations, integers, fractions.

**Players:** two or more.

**Equipment:** regular playing cards, blank index cards or card-sized pieces of paper, pencils or markers. Calculator optional.