Help me give my students math games and activities to build number sense!
My students are a bunch of kids from the desert who love being out of their seats and in the sunshine! They find themselves in that in-between phase - not little kids anymore, but not teens, yet. They are learning who they are, what they like, what they stand for, and how to advocate for what they need.
Being a special education class, we spend a lot of our time together on a quest to discover the individual strategies that work best for each student.
They each possess a unique combination of abilities and challenges that make each day it's own adventure! The small group setting affords my students the opportunity to form strong bonds with their peers as they work together to build confidence in their math skills.
What games did you play as a child that helped you understand numbers? Growing up, I played cards, dominoes, Monopoly, Yahtzee and and endless list of other games that, when I look back I realize, laid the foundation for my success in Math class. However at the time, I thought I was just playing a game with my family.
So many of my students have never played a board or card game with a family member.
I have a goal this year to change that. I want to make building number sense more fun and less of a chore, and get them feeling more confident about working with numbers!
The students I work with, come to my class an average of three years below grade-level. That is a steep hill to climb in middle school, as the content only continues to build and get more complex. Math confidence and strong number sense are keys to every student's success!
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|Regal Games Double 12 Mexican Train Dominoes with Wooden Hub and Metal Trains • Amazon Business||$17.98||2||$35.96|
|Math for Love Prime Climb • Amazon Business||$29.43||1||$29.43|
|ThinkFun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Tons of Fun With Over 20 Awards Won, International Bestseller for Over 20 Years • Amazon Business||$21.99||1||$21.99|
|ThinkFun Rush Hour Junior Traffic Jam Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 5 and Up - Junior Version of the International Bestseller Rush Hour • Amazon Business||$19.95||1||$19.95|
|Proof! - The Fast Paced Game of Mental Math Magic • Amazon Business||$17.99||1||$17.99|
|ThinkFun Balance Beans Math Game For Boys and Girls Age 5 and Up - A Fun, Award Winning Pre-Algebra Game for Young Learners • Amazon Business||$16.72||1||$16.72|
|Math for Love Tiny Polka Dot • Amazon Business||$14.75||1||$14.75|
|Melon Rind Clumsy Thief Money Game - Adding to 100 Card Game for Kids (Ages 8 and up) • Amazon Business||$14.50||1||$14.50|
|UNO: Tin • Amazon Business||$9.95||1||$9.95|
|ThinkFun Math Dice Junior Game for Boys and Girls Age 6 and Up - Teachers Favorite and Toy of the Year Nominee • Amazon Business||$7.95||1||$7.95|
|Yahtzee • Amazon Business||$7.88||1||$7.88|
|Difficult Riddles For Smart Kids: 300 Difficult Riddles And Brain Teasers Families Will Love (Books for Smart Kids) • Amazon Business||$5.49||1||$5.49|
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