The Cards of Mathic Fraction

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There are 52 Basic Cards that represent fractions with a denominator of 12.

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Even/Odd Numerator and Denominator Cards

The numerator and denominator must be even or odd, depending on the card.

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Greater/Less Than or Equal Cards represent any number or fraction that is greater/less than or equal to the fraction shown on the card.

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Greater/Less Than Cards

represent any number or fraction that is greater/less than the fraction shown on the card.

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Even/Odd Numerator Cards

The numerator must be even or odd, depending on the card.

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Simplest Fraction Cards

represent fractions in their simplest form.


How to Play Mathic Fraction

Setup:

To start a game, deal four cards to each player. Then deal four cards face up to the middle of the table. These are common cards that all players will use to make equations.


How to Win:

The first player to reach 100 points wins.

How to Play: Players take turns using any one card in their hand to make equations with the common cards in play and collect the cards in the equation. If a player cannot make a math equation, they must discard a card from their hand. If a player uses all of the common cards in play in their equation, they get 10 bonus points. Cards used to get bonus points should be placed upside down in player’s collected deck, so they can be counted once there are no more cards in the deck.


End of the Round

Once all players have discarded all four of the cards in their hand, the round ends. Each player is then dealt four more cards. If there are not enough cards in the deck for every player to receive four more cards, continue to “End of the Deck” (below).


End of the Deck

Once there are no cards left in the deck, players count all of their collected cards. The player with the most collected cards gets 30 points. The player with the second most collected cards gets 15 points. Players then add their bonus points (e.g. face-down collected cards) to their sum.

Then, shuffle the discard pile and deal four cards from the newly shuffled deck to each player. Continue playing until a player reaches 100 points.

  • If there are remaining cards in the deck that cannot be evenly distributed among all players, they are flipped over and put into play as the new common cards for the start of the next round.

  • If there are remaining cards in the middle and all players have no more cards in their hands, the last player to collect cards collects the remaining common cards as well.


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Mathic Fraction is aligned with National Common Core Standards:

Number & Operation-Fractions

The Number System