# Playful Math for Middle & High School

As our children (and their parents!) play around with mathematical ideas and the relationships between them, we develop deep understanding that is strong enough to support future learning.

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### 2015 Mathematics Game

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#### Hit Me! (A Math Game) like 21, each player gets one card face down, peeks at their card, then decides if they want to hit, or stay. black cards are added to your sum, red cards are subtracted. try to get the highest score in 4 hits or less.

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Age 12 ~ Geometric Drawing: These forms were created using a straight edge and compass and are based on different number patterns.