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THIS IS HOW IT WORKS
1.) Ask a student to join you at the board to model the game Dots.
2.) Do each step yourself and then have the partner do the step.
3.) Roll the die and announce the number you rolled.
4.) Draw that number of big circles on the board. You rolled a 2, so you draw 2 circles
5.) Roll the die again and announce that number.
6.) Draw that number of dots in each of your circles. You rolled a 6, so you draw six dots in each circle
7.) Write a multiplication equation to match your drawing. You wrote the multiplication problem 2x6=12 (two groups of 6 = 12)
8.) Record the total number of dots in your drawing. 12 is your score for this round
9.) Continue with your partner for four more rounds of play.
10.) After five rounds total all the dots.
11.) The player with the most dots wins.
Now let your students play at their desks!
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