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Press the F5 key to start the show. Press the Esc key to stop the show. Click the mouse to continue. Captains Lefty and Always Right play SCRABBLE o n the QWERTY Island Keys. Click the mouse to continue. Then they use calculators to see who wins!.

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### Press the Esc key to stop the show.

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### Captains Lefty and Always Rightplay SCRABBLEon the QWERTY Island Keys

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Then they use calculators to see who wins!

### Select SCRABBLE pieces tomatch the QWERTY Island Keys

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### How many points is the QWERTY row worth?

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### Add up the QWERTY row points

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Q W E R T Y U I O P

10 + 4 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 4 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 3

27 POINTS!

### How many points is theHome row worth?

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### Add up the Home Row points

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A S D F G H J K L ;

1 + 1 + 2 + 4 + 2 + 5 + 8 + 5 + 1 + 0

28 POINTS!

That’s more than the QWERTY row!

### How many points is theZ row worth?

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### Add up the Z row points

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Z X C V B N M , . /

10 + 8 + 3 + 4 + 3 + 1 + 3 + 0 + 0 + 0

32 POINTS!

The Z row wins, even with all those punctuation keys!

### Compare the left hand totalsagainst the right hand totals

Left hand letters

Right hand letters

QWERT

10+4+1+1+1

ASDFG

1+1+2+4+2

ZXCVB

10+8+3+4+3

Total 55

YUIOP

4+1+1+1+3

HJKL ;

4+8+5+1

NM , . /

1+3

Total 32

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### So, does Captain Lefty win the SCRABBLE game or does Always Right always win?

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• Most often LEFTY, since Q and Z get 10 points each.

• LEFTY gets X and Always Right gets J but since both are worth 8 points they cancel out the advantage.

• Captain Always Right gets all of the punctuation keys but the punctuation keys don’t earn points in SCRABBLE.

### How many Scrabble points is your name worth?

C A P L E F T Y

3+1+3+1+1+4+1+4 = 18

C A P A L W A Y S R I G H T

3+1+3+1+1+4+1+4+1+1+1+2+4+1= 28

Q W E R T Y I S L A N D K E Y S

10+4+1+1+1+4+1+1+1+1+2+5+1+4+1 = 38