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I wanted to make a social distancing version of my Guess How Many activity.

Materials: a computer, projector/screen, handouts, a timer

How to play:

- Hand each student the sheet below with the letters A, B, C, and D on it. They'll use this for showing their answer.

- Divide the class into teams by rows. I recommend doing 2 or 3 teams, depending on how many students are in the class (34 students - 2 teams of 17, 33 students - 3 teams of 11, etc.) You'll need to have the same number of students on each team. Include the JTE if need be.

- Show each jar for about 5 seconds before hitting the enter button to cover it up. Hit enter again to reveal their ABCD options to choose from.

- The students hold up their cards, and you secretly record how many students on each team correctly answered.

- Hit enter again. "How many pieces of candy do you have?" appears. Have them repeat this after you, and then reveal the answer.

- Every student who held up the right card earns a point for their team. (so one question can potentially award 15+ points to a team)

- The questions get progressively harder, so I allotted more time as the game went on.

Notes on the PowerPoint

- The first part of the PowerPoint is for explaining what "pieces of" means

- The practice portion of the game starts on slide 12

- The actual game starts on slide 15

Source: I took the pictures of the candy jars and the answers from a BuzzFeed quiz called "I Bet You Can't Get Higher Than A 50% On This Guessing Quiz"

2020 s 1 p42 how many ABCD.pdf

## Comments

Thanks so much!

This is great. It could be followed up with a reading activity where they read passages and fill in pictures on a worksheet with the correct number and types of pieces. Writing as well.