Imagine you are on a desert island with nothing but a pack of playing cards. Do you have to stop learning mathematics? Of course not, there are many fascinating mathematical activities you can enjoy and here are some ideas.

Do you have any wonderful ideas for using playing cards to help learn mathematics? Please share your ideas here. Playing cards have been around since the ninth century. They were invented in China and spread across Europe in the fourteenth century. Though the designs on the cards have changed over the years the basic number properties have not. Because they are so popular the manufacture of high quality cards is not expensive and makes them an ideal tool for learning mathematics. 
