Close to 20

screen-shot-2017-01-09-at-11-55-34-amIn first/second grade students are working on addition and subtraction by playing a fun and very useful game in math called Close to 20.  You can play this game at home with your child using a standard deck of playing cards (designate jacks as zero, aces as one, queens as 10 and kings as wild cards).  Students pick three numbers from their hand of five cards to add together.  The object of the game is to make each play add up to as close as 20 as possible.  Students “earn” a point for each number they are away from 20 in their number string and the player with the lowest score at the end of the game wins.  Enjoy!

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