10 Ready-to-Go Games That Motivate Children to Practice and Strengthen Essential Math Skills—Independently!
Colorful, time-saving, and a snap to set up and store, these fun and engaging file-folder games encourage independent learning. Just glue the brightly-colored game boards inside file folders, and students will have everything they need to play games that help them learn and practice early time and money skills. Topics include units of time (time of day, days, months); telling time (to the hour, half-hour, quarter-hour), adding time in increments; matching coins to values; adding money; sorting coin combinations; and much more. Perfect for learning centers! 144 pages.
Research shows that activities in which children can communicate their thinking helps to deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts. While playing a math game, for example, players might challenge each other’s answers. “Students who are involved in discussions in which they justify solutions—especially in the face of disagreement—will gain better mathematical understanding as they work to convince their peers about differing points of view” (Hatano & Inagaki, 1991, as cited in Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, 2000).