Activity:

Percent Flash

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What You Need:

  • Deck of cards with the face cards amd aces removed
  • 2 dice
  • One calculator per player
  • Paper
  • Pencil

What You Do:

  1. Explain to your child that in order to determine the percentage she will be working with in each round, she'll need to add a zero to the card she draws. For example, if she draws an 8 the percentage she'll need to calculate will be 80
  2. Shuffle the deck of cards and place the cards face down in the center of the play area.
  3. The first player should turn over a card and roll the dice. Players race to see who can get the correct percentage of the number rolled on the dice. For example, if the total of the 2 dice was 11 and the percent was 20%, players try to determine what is 20% of 11.
  4. The first player to get the correct answer wins that round and gets a point.
  5. Play continues until one player reaches 15 points.

Variations:

Instead of adding the dots on the dice, have one die stand for the tens place of a number and the other stand for the ones place. For example, if a player rolls a 2 and a 6, the number could be 26 or 62.

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