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Mega-Fun Math Games and Puzzles for the Elementary Grades. Over 125 Activities that Teach Math Facts, Concepts, and Thinking Skills

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  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Mega–Fun Math Games and Puzzles for the Elementary Grades

125 Ready–to–Use Activities That Teach Math Facts, Concepts, and Thinking Skills

This hands–on resource is an educational and fun–filled collection of games and puzzles that help teach basic math skills to students in grades 1–5. Correlated to the national math standards, the games and puzzles will help even the most reluctant students become comfortable with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, place value, fractions, inequalities, multiples, and factors.

Using nothing more than paper and pencil, playing cards, coins, dice, and other easy to find items, parents and teachers can help kids learn and practice math the fun way. Mega–Fun Math Games and Puzzles for the Elementary Grades is designed to help

  • Build basic math skills
  • Engage students with different learning styles
  • Hone problem–solving skills
  • Develop coordination, memory, communication, and social skills
  • Meet standards requirements in math
  • Fill down time in the classroom

In addition the book is filled with illustrative examples and contains easily reproducible pages. Now any child can become a math fan, playing the book′s dynamic games and solving the challenging puzzles.

PRAISE FOR MEGA–FUN MATH GAMES AND PUZZLES FOR THE ELEMENTARY GRADES

"Finally a fantastic collection of timeless math games and puzzles that can be used in a differentiated class, a math center, or even a math enrichment program."
SUSAN BIGHAM, first grade teacher, James Fitzgerald School, Waltham, Massachusetts

"Students in my methods classes found the rich activities in this book the most useful resource presented to them in the course. Pre–service teachers used the activities as part of their lessons, to maintain skills, and as math centers in the classroom. One of the nicest features of the activities is that they require minimal resources and preparation time. No elementary mathematics teacher can afford to be without this magnificent resource in their professional collection!
PAMELA A. HALPERN, PhD., Associate Professor, Salem State College, Salem, Massachusetts.

"Michael Schiro′s Megafun Math Games and Puzzles for the Elementary Grades stands apart in thanks to its unique pedagogical framework for game and puzzle use in the classroom! The "why" and the connections to the NCTM Standards are as important and useful as the print–ready classroom activities."
SUZANNE ALEJANDRE, Director of Professional Development, The Math Forum, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Introduction.

Mathematics Games and Puzzles: Why Use Them?

Mathematics Content and Process Standards.

Practical Considerations.

Part One: Math Skill Development Games.

1. Paper–and–Pencil Games.

Count.

Capture the Fort.

Foreheaded.

Googol.

Number–Tac–Toe.

Ask and Give.

Hangmath.

Factors.

Get One.

Write It.

Coordinate Tic–Tac–Toe.

2. Egg Carton Games.

Egg–O.

Egg Race.

More or Less.

Egg Bump.

Egg–a–Round.

Place–an–Egg Value.

Bing–Egg–O.

Three Hundred.

Egg Throw.

Divide and Move.

Egg–Cala.

3. Cube Games.

Nines.

Roll It.

Cardinal–Ordinal.

Product Shot.

Rectangles.

Off the Board.

Number Grid.

Try It.

Numbers.

What s Up?

Roll n Add.

Roll Away.

4. Tongue Depressor Games.

Risk It.

Pick.

Right On ...............................................89

Flip.

Slide.

Togol.

Guess It.

Get Seven.

Equato.

Ladders.

5. Card Games.

Operations War.

Bongo.

Little Shot.

Place–a–Bet.

Running Sum.

Slap It.

Call It.

What s Next?

Two Numbers.

Mathino.

Mathominoes.

Pass It.

Measure.

Bluff.

Geo 20 Questions.

6. Board Games.

The Great Trading Game.

0 to 99 Guess.

In the Basket.

Race to the Nineties.

Checker Math.

Down the Tubes.

Hit.

Drop the Die on the Donkey.

Divi.

Race.

Coordinate Submarine.

Off the Grid.

7. Physical Education Games.

Jump the Answer.

Math Ball.

Simon Says Math.

Number Calisthenics.

Fingers.

Hands In.

Twist– em.

Math Rover.

Operation Hopscotch.

Bean Bag Toss.

Math Jacks.

Math Marbles.

Bounce.

Number Race.

Part Two: Problem– Solving Mathematics Puzzles.

8. Number Puzzles.

Magic Circles and Squares.

Hundreds Chart Problems and Puzzles.

Magic Circles.

Magic Squares.

Hundreds Chart Explorations.

Discoveries.

9. Algebra and Logic Puzzles.

Mystery Monsters.

Penny–in–Pocket Puzzles.

Mathematical Magic Tricks.

Mystery Monsters.

Pockets Full of Pennies.

More Pockets, More Pennies.

Magical Math!

More Magical Math!

10. Geometry Puzzles.

Visual Estimation.

Line Designs and Shape Designs.

Triangle Trouble and the Magic Tile.

Visual Estimation.

Line Designs: From Straight to Curved.

Shape Designs: From Straight to Curved.

Triangle Trouble!

The Magic Tile.

11. Transformational Geometry.

Crayon Digits and Crayon

Constructions.

Coin Challenges.

Mirror Puzzlers.

Crayon Digits.

Crayon Constructions.

Coin Challenges.

Mirror Puzzlers.

12. Modular Arithmetic Games.

Mathematical Structure and Strategy.

Instructional Considerations.

Modular Arithmetic Games for Two Players.

Count Up.

Dicey Count Up.

Fill Up.

Pick Up.

Run the Track.

Calculator Countdown.

Odds.

13. Network Puzzles.

History of Network Theory.

The Isomorphism.

Instructional Considerations.

I ll Cross That Bridge When I Get to It.

More Bridge Crossing Puzzles.

Bug Problems.

Tracing Puzzles.

Geometric Travels.

Line Crossing Puzzles.

14. Topology Puzzles.

Puzzle Structure.

Solutions and Issues Related to Solving Problems.

Puzzle Construction.

People Puzzles.

Scissors Puzzles.

Household Puzzles.

Selected Solutions.

References.

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MICHAEL S. SCHIRO, Ed.D. is an associate professor at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. He′s written numerous articles and many books on teaching and learning math and is a frequent presenter at regional and national math teacher conferences.

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