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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Difference Game

A game we learned recently in math is the Difference Game. The directions are below if you would like to play it at home. You can easily modify the game to make it easier or more challenging by changing the number cards that you use.

Difference Game
1. Partners create a bank of 40 pennies.
2. Shuffle a deck of number cards - 4 cards of each number 1-10 - and put the cards number-side down in a deck in the middle of the playing area. (A regular deck of cards with the face cards removed will work for this game.)
3. In each round, each player takes 1 card from the top of the deck and takes the same number of pennies from the bank as the number shown on the card.
4. Both players then find out how many more pennies one player has than the other.
5. The player with more pennies keeps the extra pennies. The rest go back in the bank.
6. The game is over when there are not enough pennies left in the bank to play another round.
7. The player with more pennies wins the game.

Reading ~ Read a good book or two.
Math ~ Home Link 5.9 Comparing Sums

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