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Forum: Looking at Learning... Again, Part 2
Topic: Math in Games
Topic Posted by: Rebecca Corwin
Date Posted: Wed Mar 8 18:39:31 US/Eastern 2000
Topic Description: Finding the math in children's games is sometimes a difficult task. Let's talk about some of the games you listed during the second show!!!
Posted by: Karen Kinyon
Date posted: Mon Apr 3 22:08:21 US/Eastern 2000
Subject: math in games
After thinking about the math in games, I decided to plan a Family Math Night around games that the children are familiar with. A note was sent home for families to list games that they thought had math in them and a willingness to bring the game(s) Math Night....planned for end of April. That night there will be signs such as time, money, patterns, numbers etc. up around our gym with families cued ahead of time as to where to place their game for sharing. It is my hope to tie the home connection of math to what is done at school.
Subject: Math Night
Reply Posted by: Pam Nokkentved
Date Posted: Mon Feb 7 19:05:20 2005
Veering a little from games, has anyone used Legos as a basis for math discovery? I have seen a teacher use these with multiplication. Students were given a paper with a few rectangles and asked to figure out how to fill them and then count the knobs on the Legos to figure out a multiplication problem.