- Grade 8 - solve problems involving operations with integers, using a variety of tools
- MPM1D, MFM1P - simplify numerical expressions involving integers and rational numbers, with and without the use of technology

- There are two sets of cards that you could download here. One set (pictured here) has only 9 cards in it (you can see that the card on the top left has the "I have" to match the "Who has" of the card on the bottom right). Depending on the size of class you have you might want to use this set multiple times (ie groups of 9) or use the larger set of 27. Either way, in order for the game to work, all cards need to be passed out. So some students may need to have more than one card.
- Regardless. Print out the set you want (ideally on coloured card stock) and we also suggest lamination to lengthen the lifespan of the cards.
- Be sure to print out a set for yourself that you don't cut out so that it will be easier for you to check as students play the game.

- Distribute the cards one per student. All cards must be handed out so some students might need more than one card.
- Tell each person to simplify their "I have" expression and check their answer with at least one other person.
- Once students are confident with their simplification all students should stand and then you choose one to read their "Who has" statement. The person who's simplified answer is the same should read their "I have" statement followed by their "Who has" statement and then sit down. Eventually the last person standing should be the person who started.
- A variation might be to have students walk to the front and stand next to the person who they were matched with and eventually form an entire loop around the class.

- IHaveWhoHas-Integers-9cards (pdf) (doc)
- IHaveWhoHas-Integers-27cards (pdf) (doc)
- IHaveWhoHas-BlankTemplate (doc)

Did you use this activity? Do you have a way to make it better? If so tell us in the comment section. Thanks

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