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Deep Sea Duel (lesson)

This lesson plan introduces the game Deep Sea Duel, which develops students' operation skills and strategic thinking, and can be played online or with cards. After playing several variations of the game, students attempt to identify a winning strategy and compare the game to other familiar games. Variations include whole numbers, decimals, fractions, exponents, and words. The lesson includes printable cards and a student worksheet, questions for student discussion and teacher reflection, assessment options, and extensions. The online game and the cited article are cataloged separately.
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Contributed by: G. Patrick Vennebush - Author, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher
Math TopicAlgebraic Thinking, Number Sense, Decimals, Fractions, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Probability, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level3, 4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Game, Lesson Plans

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education TopicTeaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorG. Patrick Vennebush - Author, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher
    • Publication Date2013
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2000 - 2013 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
      http://illuminations.nctm.org/termsofuse.aspx
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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