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Here’s an idea for Adding “Letters” with values assigned to them
Title – Adding Fun Game
By – Debbie Haren (additions by Kyle Yamnitz)
Primary Subject – Math
Secondary Subjects –
Grade Level – 3rd
Pieces of papers with letters on them that look like license plates.
Create a chart to tell students what number each letter represents (makeup numbers for each letter depending on your students’ level of proficiency).
Make a chart that tells a certain number for each letter of the alphabet. For example..
and so on. After that is done put out the pretend license plates and have them add up the total on the license plates. For example if a license plate was “bad”, that would be = 3 + 6 + 7 = 16
The kids have a lot of fun doing this and they learn a lot from it. They could work in pairs or by themselves.
Many other games / activities could be developed from this. Examples are whose name is the most “valuable”? Who can create the most valuable word?
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