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High Roller Revisited

Lee Channell
5th grade
Rocky Branch Elementary School
Oconee County Schools


In this task, students will further develop their understanding of place value by playing the game “High Roller Revisited”.

Illustrative Task
  1. You will work in groups to play the game “High Roller Revisited.”
  2. Roll the die nine times
  3. Use the nine numbers to make the greatest number possible.
  4. Record your number
  5. Once your number is written down you may not make changes to your number.
  6. Pass the die to the next student and continue to pay until all students in the group have had five turns to roll the die.
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GPS Addressed
M5N2. Students will further develop their understanding of decimal fractions as part of the base –ten number system.
    a. Understand place value.

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