Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers
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Index to Games Materials

This webpage offers a variety of games which develop strategic thinking, analytical skills, and basic number skills. Three pdfs provide instructions and materials for sets of games played on reusable boards, on consumable sheets, and with number cards. The only other materials required are counters/chips, dice, and pens/pencils. The site also includes instructions for games that require only counters or paper and pencil. A short article describes the rationale for using such games in the classroom and offers suggestions for organizing and managing games and for maximizing their benefits.
Contributed by: Frank Tapson - Author, Cleave Books - Publisher
Math TopicAlgebraic Thinking, Number Sense, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Game, Instructional Strategy, Instructor Guide/Manual

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator, Learner
    • LanguageEnglish (United Kingdom)
    • Education TopicInstructional materials, Teaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorFrank Tapson - Author, Cleave Books - Publisher
    • Publication Date2011
    • RightsCopyright Frank Tapson
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 5
      sizable collection
      By Uncle Bob on 04/16/2013 - 11:53
    • A sizable collection of games for 2 players in the math classroom. The games vary in complexity, many inviting analysis for winning strategies. Some are familiar but most are original and fun.