# Play and Think Math

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 EVERYONE can learn and love math! Engaging games that really make students think can help!

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Students will develop their arithmetic skills and gain a better understanding of the effects of sequences of operations by playing this simple and engaging card game. The idea is to combine three single-digit numbers using two different arithmetic
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Simple to learn, challenging to play! Great for developing geometric knowledge and strategic thinking. A no-preparation paper-and-pencil game suitable for school children and thought-provoking even for adults! The game is played on a board that
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Activities involving doubling and halving are a great way to introduce young students to multiplication and division, because even very young children are familiar with these ideas. By connecting them with the areas of shapes, this game helps
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Double Trouble is a fun board game in which matches from a deck of cards determine how far a player moves. Players will discover how quickly numbers grow when you get to double again and again. Besides the doubling, just figuring out where to move
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Research shows that flexible thinking about how numbers can be decomposed and put back together in different combinations is a hallmark of successful math students. Runs of Sums is a card game gives players an opportunity to find different
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An important part of number sense is understanding how numbers grow through repeated multiplication. In this game, players think about the results of multiplying three or more numbers together, and of course they get lots of practice with the
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Working with positive and negative numbers is often confusing for students. When is the result positive and when is it negative? A card game in which players have to decide which cards to add and which to multiply is a good way to practice. Here
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These domino cards are inspired by the book, One is a Snail, by April Pulley Sayre and Jeff Sayre. The book uses animals with different numbers of feet or legs to represent numbers between 1 (snail) and 10 (crab). I’ve made domino cards pairing the
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Pattern blocks are not only great for learning about shapes! They are good for learning about number combinations too, because each of the larger pattern block shapes, except the square, exactly matches the area of two or more of the small
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Professor, Developmental Psychology, 20+ yrs Design and implementation of experimental HeadStart math program Tutoring and leading family programs in elementary and middle school math

MY TEACHING STYLE

Active learning, with emphasis on exploration of mathematical relationships through use of manipulatives, measurement, graphs.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

PhD., Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan, 1980