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Play to Learn: Five in a Row Integers

Why do I have students play a game with integers when it's not in Common Core for their grade level? Two reasons: because they can, and because they think they are cool for doing higher level math.
 Gomoku is a dice game where students try to get five in a row on a game board like the one shown below.  In this version, they roll two dice and subtract either the larger from the smaller or the smaller from the larger.  I use a number line to teach them negative numbers.  They usually get it with no problems.

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