Thursday, September 13, 2012

Math: Close to 1,000

Ask your 4th grader how to play "Close to 1,000." We have had so much fun playing this in class, and we have been impressed with the great mathematical strategies they have been using. If you would like to play at home, refer to page G3 in your Student Math Handbook. Although you won't have the official "Digit Cards" at home, you could easily use a regular deck of cards. Our class brainstormed that the aces could be the zeros, and the queens or kings could be the Wild Cards. (If this isn't making sense to you, trust me, it will to your 4th grader!) If you play this at home, I hope you will have as much fun as we have!