A game for two players, each with a calculator. ## PreparationThis game is special because it emphasises the use of good manners when you ask for something. An adult might be needed to help introduce the game.- One calculator each (there's one on your phone)
- Write the title of this challenge and today's date on a fresh page in your maths journal.
## How To Play Please May I Have
At this point Player A would subtract 50 from his/her total and Player B would add 50 to his/hers.Then it would be Player A's turn to ask.
Player A must answer:
At this point both screens stay the same. Then it would be Player A's turn to ask.
Special Rule - If a player has more than one of the digits requested, they may give any one without revealing that they have others.
Have fun exploring Please May I Have.
We suggest it is used at least three (3) times a week for about fifteen (15) minutes over several weeks.
Make the game more challenging, especially for older learners, by asking questions like: *What happens if*... we start with a range from 750 to 1,250?*What happens if*... we start with a range from 0·1 to 10? What would your screen look like if it was showing a number smaller than 0·1?
## Just Before You FinishAnswer this question in your maths journal.**What do you know now**that you didn't know when you started Please May I Have?
## Answers & DiscussionThese notes were originally written for teachers. We have included them to support parents to help their child learn from Please May I Have.- Notes for Please May I Have.
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