Today we’re working on multistep addition and subtraction.
We modified one of these games and came up with “The Great One” (in honour of a Canadian Legend, Wayne Gretzky).
You need a sheet of paper, something to write with and three dice. On the page write each player’s name (minimum two players, but you can play with as many people as you like). Take turns rolling the dice. Subtract the sum, from your title (start at 99 and try to get to 0). If you go past zero (into negative numbers) then you lose that round. If you get exactly zero, then you win. On each role you can use as many of the dice as you like.
“When you closer to zero, you should use less dice so that you don’t get into negative numbers.” (Blaise)
“At the start of the game, choose to go second so that you can see what the other player is doing so that you can adjust your strategy.” (Laura)
“At the start use all of the dice.” (Ruby)
“To prevent cheating, make sure to count with your opponent.” (Aleksandra)
“Don’t use a calculator so that you can practice/learn addition and subtraction.” (Mireia)
“It’s a lot of fun with more people playing.” (Laura)
*To make the game more challenging:
“Change how you use the dice depending on you level of play. Make sure everyone agrees that the new rules are fair.” (Ethan)
“Start with a number that is higher than 99.” (Elizabeth)
“Use more dice.” (Julia)
“Use a lower number to start (not 99).” (Kayla)
“In the final 10 numbers you must use all of the dice.” (Nicolas)
“Use less dice so that the game lasts longer.” (Steve)
Today we’re researching in order to answer our problem from yesterday’s math class.
Here’s an example of some of our findings:
Today we used the following question to help “identify important information” and to “make a plan”:
How much might it cost to take your family to the movies?
Thank you to everyone who helped show how complex this question actually is. Also, thank you to Aria for sharing her plan (below).
Tomorrow we will take some time to research and crunch these numbers.