How to play Monomial!

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I love card games, really all games. I grew up playing Euchre and now enjoy playing crazy 8’s, Uno and Go Fish with my kids. I modified the game Uno to play with polynomial vocabulary.

Here are the rules to the game:

  • Put students into groups of 2-4.

Deal 5 cards to each player – if using groups of 3 or 4. Deal 7 cards to each player     if using groups of 2.
Give each group a different colored deck (if possible).

Materials Needed:
Monomial Deck – Available in our classroom games

Ways to use the Game:

  • Warm-up – Students enter class and play a hand of monomial madness
  • Exit – Before they can leave class, they play one hand of monomial madness
  • Monomial Madness – In honor of March Madness, we had a tournament in class. I had a winner’s bracket and loser’s bracket. We played monomial in groups of two. The winner stayed in the winners bracket, the loser of the first game went to the loser’s bracket. We used double elimination. I had prizes for the top three finishers for each class. Once students were eliminated, they played against other students who had been eliminated.
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