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  • Games for learning

    Posted by Tracy McDiarmid on January 12, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    I have found that games are a great way to help students learn, as well as foster teamwork, and improve oral literacy. I’m not great at creating games so how can I use the ideas found here to make it seem like we’re playing games?

    Jon replied 1 year, 10 months ago 8 Members · 10 Replies
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  • Sean Breen

    Member
    January 16, 2021 at 11:50 am

    I have been using some of the Math Games with Bad Drawings (https://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2020/05/27/math-games-with-bad-drawings/). Because there are many different kinds of games, most students end up finding a few that they really like and/or are quite good at…and there’s nothing better than beating the teacher!

    • Bev Orr

      Member
      January 16, 2021 at 2:53 pm

      Great resource Sean! Ben has great books too!

    • Kyle Pearce

      Administrator
      January 19, 2021 at 6:54 am

      Solid share! Thanks a ton!

  • Elizabeth Robertson

    Member
    January 16, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    My middle schoolers love Gimkit games. There are different ways to play so they can compete with one another or just review by themselves.

    • Kyle Pearce

      Administrator
      January 21, 2021 at 6:59 am

      This sounds familiar, but I am not sure… what are they?

  • Colette Pointer-Pullen

    Member
    January 18, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Years ago I discovered the Factor Game through the Middle School Math Project. Of course, there is an online version now, for which I’ve included the link: https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Interactives/Factor-Game/ This online version allows you to create the size that will work best for your students. To learn how to play the game, I usually start by having the students play against me. I love this game because the students usually don’t think we are doing math.

    • Kyle Pearce

      Administrator
      January 19, 2021 at 6:55 am

      Thanks for sharing. And if I’m not mistaken, there are options to play competitive or collaborative (if I remember right!)

  • Melissa Ellis

    Member
    January 20, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    We play a lot of “I have, You Need” We started with me saying “I have 3, what do you need to get to 10” “7” and now we are making hundreds pairs. I usually start off easy – a tens or ones, but soon they are seeing the number pairs all over the place.

    It’s a game from Pam Harris.

    • Kyle Pearce

      Administrator
      January 21, 2021 at 6:59 am

      Love it. Simple, but effective!

  • Jon

    Administrator
    January 23, 2021 at 7:18 am

    @tracy-mcdiarmid I just went live on Facebook and shared 3 strategies that I use for practice time. This might be what you’re looking for as well. https://makemathmoments.com/3strategies/