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  • 3-6-9
    This is a very popular Korean game. Students take turns to say numbers in order. The first student says, "1", the second student says "2", etc. Every time the digits 3, 6, or 9 appear, the student must clap once for each digit, not say the number.
    So with the number "3", the student must clap , not say "three!". With the number "30", the students must also clap once, and with the number "39" students must clap twice, because there are two instances of the digits 3, 6, and 9.
    If a student says a wrong number, claps at the wrong time, or says a number instead of clapping, they are out. Last person in the game wins.

    As a variation, you can also include other rules for different numbers. For example, with multiples of 5, eg. 5, 10, 15, 20, etc. students must shout "A-Ja!".

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