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Communicating About Mathematics Using Games

This four-part E-Example from Principles and Standards for School Mathematics of the NCTM standards highlights how mathematical games can foster mathematical communication as students explain and justify their moves to one another in a fraction game. In addition, a video is included that demonstrates students engaged in thinking about and applying their mathematical concepts and skills. The game "Playing Fraction Tracks" is cataloged separately.
Contributed by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Publisher
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
Facilitating Student CommunicationThe resources in this collection provide teachers with strategies that can assist them in facilitating productive classroom and small group discussion. Challenges that teachers face are considered, descriptions of the teacher's role are provided, and best practices are discussed and demonstrated. The use of interesting problems and games to promote high quality communication is explored in several related resources. This collection supports the Communication Process Standard.
Math TopicNumber Sense, Decimals, Fractions, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Basic Operations
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Game, Interactive Media

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Publisher
    • Publication Date2011
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2011, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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