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By Alan Thwaites

This book is crucial analyzing for any instructor concerned with kid's improvement within the fundamental university. targeting fundamental arithmetic the writer presents 100 sensible and encouraging principles to be used within the school room.

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30 VARIATION Play the same game but the object is to find the smallest possible number, using any of the four rules. g. 1 – 4 – 5 = –8 but it is perhaps more challenging to make the object to achieve 0 or to get as near as possible to it. In this example 0 can be reached with 5 – 4 – 1. Using the example of a 6, 3, 2 throw and the range of four rules, this could be: 6 – (3 × 2) = 0 or 6 ÷ 3 – 2 = 0. The winners, if scores are kept, would be those with the lowest number of points. DIFFERENTIATION For easier versions: use just two dice play using simple addition and subtraction.

33 IDEA W H AT ’ S M Y N A M E ? 27 34 KEY AREA RESOURCES GROUP SIZE Number 0–9 number cards Any The object of this game is to say the name of a number from a given number of digits. Use two sets of 0–9 number cards. Shuffle the cards and place them in a pile face down. Agree a number of cards to be turned, say, five. This can change during the game if appropriate. The cards are turned, say, 7, 3, 0, 2, 7 and the player names the number, ‘seventy-three thousand and twenty-seven’. Discard a zero if it turns up first, or make it the second digit.

The cards are turned, say, 7, 3, 0, 2, 7 and the player names the number, ‘seventy-three thousand and twenty-seven’. Discard a zero if it turns up first, or make it the second digit. Success can be purely for personal satisfaction or a scoring system can be easily devised if players are in pairs and are well matched. DIFFEREN TIATION Adjust to age and ability the number of cards turned in any go. For an added element of difficulty, include a number of decimal point cards, treating them as an extra when they turn up – in the example above of a fivedigit number, six cards would be turned if one was a decimal point.

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