Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Comparing Numbers

Some schools ban playing cards to keep the kids away from gambling. This is understandable as a measure administrative control. But it seems like school management just don't realize that with a little imagination, kids find all sorts of ways to gamble. A friend of mine told me that back in grade school they'd mark the sides of pencils with numbers and forthwith have a dice equivalent. But I digress.

Playing cards could be useful for teaching comparative values of numbers. The video below could be instructive. Now whether this would lead to gambling skills is a matter of values education (Do you sense a pun here?).

How To Teach Number Comparisons -- powered by

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