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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

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

Michael S. Schiro

ISBN: 978-0-470-34475-0

Feb 2009, Jossey-Bass

336 pages

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Make developing basic math skills fun and painless

With this great collection of over 125 easy-to-use games, puzzles, and activities, teachers and parents can help kids comprehend fundamental math concepts, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, place value, fractions, and more. All games and puzzles use easy-to-find household items such as paper and pencil, playing cards, coins, and dice. The activities also help children develop problem-solving skills, such as testing hypotheses, creating strategies, and organizing information, as well as spatial relations skills, part-to-whole skills, and memory.

Michael Schiro, EdD (Chestnut Hill, MA), is an associate professor at the School of Education at Boston College. He is the author of several books on teaching and learning math and is a frequent presenter at local and national math conferences.

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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.