**Close to 20**

From the *Investigations 3* curriculum, which Brookline will begin adopting in the 2020-2021 school year.

**Materials**

*If you don’t have cards around, you can either print them or check out some creative suggestions for alternatives from the kids in 3M*

• Counters (like cubes, pennies, scraps of paper, etc.)

**Directions**

- Deal 5 cards to each player.
- Take turns. On each turn:
- Choose 3 cards that make a total as close to 20 as possible.
- Record the total of the 3 cards, and your score.
- Your score is the difference between your total and 20.
- Take that many cubes.
- Put those cards aside and take 3 new cards.

- After each player has taken 5 turns, total your score.
- Count your cubes. You should have the same number of cubes as your total score.
- The player with the lowest total score is the winner.

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