Tag Archives: Games

Dominotion (part 1)

I love the satisfaction you get from creating something. Like a new blog post. But creation requires effort. As Mathematics teachers, we create lessons for our students. The content of these lessons can come from many sources. eg. Videos, worksheets, … Continue reading

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Playing Mathematically

Anybody who knows me, can easily see I have a passion for playing games. A fellow teacher starts each school day trying to beat me at “Stop or Dare”. At the end of a teaching day Maths teachers and the … Continue reading

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Multiplication Tic Tac Toe in 3 Acts

Multiplication Tic Tac Toe is a great game because it: is easy to learn requires minimal equipment provides lots of practice of multiplication facts requires logical thinking ACT ONE – Constructing the Game Provide a pair of students with a … Continue reading

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Salute the King

TUESDAY Home group before lunch. Nothing planned! Looking for inspiration. Google search: “Group Card Games”. Result: How to Play the Funniest Card Game Ever. Rules: Deal all the cards face down. It is better if everyone has the same amount of … Continue reading

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Early years Maths is as easy as ABC

Like reading and other literacy skills development, the early years experiences with numeracy are critical to a child’s ultimate Mathematical development. Many of these experiences are learning games. The Abecedarian approach to early years learning, and associated research strongly supports this … Continue reading

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My favourite flash games

Here are a few of my favourite Shockwave Flash (swf) games. Warning! they are highly addictive and you may lose many hours of your life. They all require problem solving skills and perseverance. Nearly all students and teachers who have tried them … Continue reading

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These are a few of my favourite things…

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favourite things…… [Rodgers & Hammerstein] What are your favourite things? Here are some … Continue reading

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Girls v. Boys

Warning – the following may be very controversial! I hesitated before posting on this topic, but I am forging on with the idea that constructive debate is healthy. Some blogs and websites can get carried away with the question: “Are … Continue reading

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Playing Games

From a very young age I have loved playing games. On cold winter nights my family and I would gather around the family hearth and compete. We played monopoly, scrabble, chess, chinese checkers and card games such as euchre, 500, cribbage, … Continue reading

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Ten Thousand Dice Game

A dice game that my students really enjoy is ten thousand. I have found that a group of 4 to 6 students is ideal. All they need is 6 standard dice, a pen and a scoring table. You can read … Continue reading

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