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What makes a Good Resource - Uno

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Created on 26 August 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 30 September 2010 by ncetm_administrator

What Makes a Good Resource


Resource description:


The commercially available game of "UNO" is used in a number of schools. Others are "BASE 10" and "SKIPPO" but any ordinary pack of playing cards offers lots of potential.

Teacher comment:

Children love the competition of playing the game and become skilful with tactics.

What I did:

After a few games I made some adjustments to address other areas of mathematics. Now it has been further altered by the children to include factors, fractions etc


There are other card games which address mathematical themes in a fun way.

  • SNAP encourages observation, concentration and matching.
  • RUMMY will get pupils thinking about sequences.
  • WHIST will address the idea of order in numbers.
  • PONTOON can promote simple mental addition.

There is also chance to promote social skills like taking turns, accepting defeat gracefully, etc.

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