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Rebecca Peterson

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Closest to Zero Game

This game will help you review place value, estimating and solving decimal problems! Materials: You can use a deck of card (remove all face cards and 10s, aces are 1) or a dice. Directions: 1.) Flip over six cards and arrange them to create a subtraction problem. You will use the cards to represent two numbers to the thousandths place: 0._ _ _ - 0._ _ _ 2.) When arranging your cards, think about how you can arrange the digits to create a value closest to zero. 3.) If playing against another person, you will both flip over six cards, arrange them to create a subtraction problem, and then compare your values. The person with the value closest to zero wins that round and gets a point. Keep playing for a set amount of rounds (5 or 10). If playing solo: Repeat above 5 times. Each time you flip over new cards, try to beat your previous value by getting closer to zero. Please note: you do NOT have to fill out the template on seesaw. The game board is just there to help you understand how the game is played. Feel free to take a few pictures as you play. It could be of your scoreboard, your work, or the subtraction problem you created that had the value closest to zero. You could also use the drawing tool to show the subtraction problem you created with the value closest to zero.

5th Grade, 4th Grade, Math
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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