Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them: Students are not penalized for math errors, so they can focus exclusively on the process for finding solutions.
Reason abstractly and quantitatively: The Special Cards add an element of strategy, requiring the students to use their understanding of math to make decisions.
Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others: During each turn, students must explain and defend their solutions verbally before recording their points on the score pad. Students can also challenge their opponents’ calculations.
Use appropriate tools strategically: In addition to group discussion, you can ask the students to validate their answers using calculators.
Attend to precision: Although students can apply many different math strategies in the game, only one solution is possible for each equation.
Look for and make use of structure: The mental math strategies needed for solving equations rely on structures and patterns. Teacher’s can model mental math strategies and ask students to identify structures and patterns. Then, the students can practice these strategies during rounds of the game.
Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning: Every hand of Who’s Counting™ is different, so students get practice using math strategies in many different numerical situations. Return to Common Core.