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Deal Out 20

I feel a little like David Letterman this week, but I’m opening the ‘viewer’ mailbag and responding to some questions and suggestions I’ve received.

First up, Beth wanted a version of Deal Out a 10 that would challenge her higher kiddos by using two playing cards and having the kids build to 20. Tah dah! I present you with Deal Out 20. Thanks, Beth, for that great idea!

Click here to grab yours. Tune in tomorrow night for more viewer mail. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Many thanks! This is a great way to build skill with addition and have fun at the same time.

  2. thank you for sharing this. it will be great to put out for the early finishers to practice their facts and keep them sharp.

  3. Love your idea. It has me thinking:
    For my 4/5 students they could make it a game for two or more players, to build to instant calculations.
    1. They could deal one or two cards, depending on their ability.
    2. (Add them up and) determine how many more they need to reach 20, using ten frames.
    3. Once they have some speed, they could work it out mentally and check the number needed on a ‘difference grid’ (just made up that name). e.g 2>18, 3>17, 4>16 etc.
    4. The difference (number needed to make 20) is their score. Start another round.
    5. Add up scores with a calculator after, for example, 5 minutes.

  4. Love this activity!! Is there are way to edit the worksheet? I don’t necessarily want my students to add first and then subtract like you have in the directions?

    1. I’m sorry, Karin, but because of the copyright restrictions on the graphics I use, I can’t provide editable versions of my files.

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