Enriching learning of math using games and activities

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Enriching learning of math using games and activities

Postby Flockgames » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:06 pm

This is a thread committed to sharing games and activities to make learning math more fun and meaningful to our young kids.

There will be a daily post from Monday to Friday each week. It is hoped that if you like this approach, you may share your own experiences with your children here or share this thread with other parents.

As a preview, the games and activities for this week are listed below.
Monday - One Hundred Hungry Ants
Tuesday - Hungry Fish
Wednesday - Blink
Thursday - Tony's Fraction Pizza Shop
Friday - Jenga

Please try out these games and activities with your kids and give me feedback and comments.
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Re: Enriching learning of math using games and activities

Postby Flockgames » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:16 pm

Monday - One Hundred Hungry Ants

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This is a very adorable children's book that brings the concept of factors to life. 100 ants are looking for food. They march in one row of 100, two rows of 50, 4 rows of 25, 5 rows of 20 and 10 rows of 10. Did they manage to find what they were looking for? Read on to find out.

Suitable for Primary 3 and 4
Concept - Multiplication, Factors
Suggested activity
Read the book aloud together. Get 100 counters to reenact the story. Have fun!

This book is available at National Library.
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Re: Enriching learning of math using games and activities

Postby Flockgames » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:24 pm

Tuesday - Hungry Fish

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This is an educational app that teaches part-whole concept in numbers. The fish is hungry, it needs food! However, it is very fussy. You need to feed it with the right food. If it is looking for '5' food, you can combine '2' and '3' to make the '5' food. It will not eat food with other numbers.

Suitable for Primary 1 and 2
Concept - Number Bonds, Addition and Subtraction

This app is available for download to App Store and Google Play.

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Re: Enriching learning of math using games and activities

Postby Flockgames » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:52 pm

Wednesday - Blink

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Blink is a simple 2-player card game of card matching according to their common characteristics such as colours, shapes and quantities. It is a short and quick game which is fun for young children.

Suitable for Primary 1 and 2
Concept - Counting and shapes

This card game is available at Amazon.

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Re: Enriching learning of math using games and activities

Postby Flockgames » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:07 pm

Thursday - Tony's Pizza Fraction Shop

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In this Pizza Shop, you have fill customers' orders by making pizzas using different ingredients. For example, a super large pizza has 16 slices and you have to put cheese on half, pepperoni on a quarter and mushrooms on a quarter of the pizza. How many slices for each ingredient?

Suitable for Primary 3 and 4
Concept - Fraction (Part-whole and equivalent)

This card game is available at http://mrnussbaum.com/pizza_game/ or as an app.

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Re: Enriching learning of math using games and activities

Postby Flockgames » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:41 am

Friday - Jenga

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Jenga is a dexterity game which requires children to stack up blocks. The game ends when the tower topples. As the blocks are arranged in groups of 3, this game can be extended into an exercise on multiplying and dividing by 3.

Suitable for all levels
Concept - Counting, multiplication and division

Jenga is available at amazon.

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Re: Enriching learning of math using games and activities

Postby Flockgames » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:13 am

Week 2
Monday - How much is a Million?
Tuesday - Hey! That's my fish!
Wednesday - Airlines Builder
Thursday - Checkers
Friday - Adding Eggs

Please try out these games and activities with your kids and give me feedback and comments.

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Re: Enriching learning of math using games and activities

Postby Flockgames » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:27 am

Monday - How Much is a Million?

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What happens when one million children stand on one another's shoulders? How big is a bowl that contains one million goldfish? How many pages in a book would contain one million stars? Answers are found in the book that explains big numbers like million, billion and trillion in interesting ways.

Suitable for Primary 5 and 6
Concept - Whole Numbers
Suggested activity
Come up with more examples of a million of something and try to figure out what it means.

This book is available at National Library.

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Re: Enriching learning of math using games and activities

Postby Flockgames » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:18 am

Tuesday - Hey! That's my fish!

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As a penguin, you have to fight it out with other penguins by capturing as many fish as you can. Make strategic moves by capturing the greatest territory possible.

Suitable for all levels
Concept - Counting, Multiplication, Strategic Thinking

This game is available as a board game (Amazon) and as an app (App Store).

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Re: Enriching learning of math using games and activities

Postby Flockgames » Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:02 pm

Wednesday - Airlines Builder

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Dr Marbles is creating a new fleet of cyber spaceships and he needs your help building them! Use your knowledge of area and perimeter to make the more advanced spaceships!

Suitable for P3 and P4
Concept - Area and Perimeter

This game is available at http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/math-game ... s-builder/
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