This is a game for two players. Take it in turns to select a card. The first person to make a sum of 15 with any combination of any of the cards they have chosen is the winner.
Let the Ace represent one, Jack eleven, Queen twelve and King thirteen
You can try similar activities which are online and interactive: Fifteen  23 or Bust

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. 
