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November 10, 2012

Here is another PAT idea from Charlotte Meyer on the FLTeach listserv. She read about it in her Avancemos textbook, so you might already be familiar with it. Who knows :) Anyway, I like it because it is simple, takes no preparation, and could be played for a short amount of time (it's always nice to have filler games!).

Students stand in a circle. In order, they count aloud the numbers 1-10. Whoever says the number 10 is out and must sit down. The catch is that students are allowed to say 1, 2, or 3 numbers when it is their turn: they could say dos, or dos-tres, or dos-tres-cuatro.

Once your students have down the numbers 1-10, it seems that it would be wise to change how you count: either 11-20, 21-30, 10-100 by 10's, 5-50 by 5's, 100-1000 by 100's, etc.

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