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# Here’s an idea for Adding “Letters” with values assigned to them

Subject:

Math

Grade:

3

Title – Adding Fun Game
By – Debbie Haren (additions by Kyle Yamnitz)
Primary Subject – Math
Secondary Subjects –
Grade Level – 3rd
Materials:
Pieces of papers with letters on them that look like license plates.

Plain paper
Create a chart to tell students what number each letter represents (makeup numbers for each letter depending on your students’ level of proficiency).

Activity:

Make a chart that tells a certain number for each letter of the alphabet. For example..
A=6
B=3
C=2
D=7
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.

Extensions:
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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