# Alpha Math

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To play the Alphabet Math Word game you just need a piece of paper and a pen or pencil:

1st: Choose a word, but keep it secret from other players.

2nd: Write a Math equation for your word! Start with the first letter of your word, then count how many letters it takes to get to the next letter of your word. If you go to the left to get to the letter, then subtract the number; if you go right, then add the number.

Example: I + 3 + 0 + 9 - 2 + 1 - 2 - 17 + 20 - 5 + 3 ==> ILLUSTRATOR

You can make as many words as you want!

For younger children, use only addition and subtraction, but for older kids and adults you can add multiplication and division!

If more than one person is playing, see who can finish first!

To make the game really challenging, you can scramble the letters, or have your opponent try to figure out the word without seeing the alphabet.

Here are some "equations" we made up! Have fun playing these, then make up your own!!

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1. Z - 17 - 2 + 19 - 25 + 6 = _______________________________

2. W - 5 - 9 + 11 - 15 = ____________________________

3. F + 15 - 7 = ___________________________

4. R - 13 - 4 + 3 + 5 + 5 - 7 = __________________________

5. K -6 - 0 +11 __H - 7 + 21- 13 - 5 - 7__ F + 15 - 7!= _____ _________ _____

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