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It All Adds Up to Fun!
My students need 5 Classic Yahtzee games, 4 Sorry Games and decks of playing cards to help develop number sense.
Have you ever run out of fingers while trying to add or subtract? My students encounter this difficulty daily. Simple addition and subtraction are challenges for them and I would like to help them master these skills in a fun and relaxing manner.
I teach 2nd graders in a public k-2, Title I school.
My students include those with emotional difficulties, learning disabilities and English as a second language. Math fluency and number sense is a daily struggle with simple addition and subtraction being the limiting factors. If I could help my students master these most basic of math skills, the rest of their mathematical learning will not only be easier and more enjoyable, but will make more sense.
Having games like Yahtzee and Sorry in the classroom will help my students not only improve their addition and subtraction skills, but will also help them develop decision making processes and learn how to plan in a relaxing, non-threatening manner. The decks of cards will be used for a variety of addition and subtraction math games such as Race to 100, Making 10's, Take Away 1 (or 2 or 3), Twenty-one, and many more. Once my students have mastered their number facts, the cards could be used for additional games to help teach greater than/less than, place value, patterning and sorting. No longer will my students have to use their fingers for adding and subtracting. Their fluency with math facts will be drastically improved and their number sense will be highly developed.
This project is important because these games will provide a fun and unique learning experience on a topic that is essential for their understanding of math.
My students are rarely exposed to games such as these so the experience will be a novel one. The students will improve their math skills and have a wonderful time doing it!
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