For many families, the holiday season involves long car trips on boring roads. License plate games are wonderful ways to strengthen numeracy skills while passing the time. Here are a couple of examples:
- For younger children, just memorizing the alphanumeric codes can be very helpful in nurturing their emerging abilities to make sense out of numbers (and letters too!).
- Older children often enjoy the challenge of working out possible combinations on license plates. For example, there could be as many as 17,576,000 different number/letter combinations on license plates containing three numbers and three letters!!! (26 x 26 x 26 x 10 x 10 x 10 = 17,576,000).
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