Express Course L16 - High School Extensions

The Conditionals with Cards lesson is a great one, but I’ve found that it’s just not challenging enough for grades 10 or higher.

Therefore, I wrote a Google Slides set of challenges that I hope you will find useful. It is designed to meet the objectives of this lesson while providing deeper thinking for higher-level students.

Challenge #1: Students design their own conditional card game using a minimum of 3 separate conditional statements (each including an if and an else). Pairs trade their rules with others and play the other team’s game for 5 minutes. Class discussion and analysis.

Challenge #2: Create a conditional card game using nested conditions, 2 or 3 layers deep.

Challenge #3: Write the rules of the card game “war” in pseudocode.