Addition games

Addition games

This is a book full of addition games, solo and multi players. The games are aimed at helping the students learn those addition facts. Memorizing addition facts can be boring, but doing it helps in so many ways that it is worth it. All you are going to need to add to this book: a deck of cards, markers for some of the game boards and paper and pencils - have fun. Please note that some of these games have been around for a very long time, so I don't know who first created it, some of them are from different countries and some of them have been designed by myself, my son or my grandson(8 years old at the time). Andrew (the grandson) tested the games we designed to be sure that they worked and would be fun to play.
BAscah
Systematic Listing (tree diagrams) Lesson plans

Systematic Listing (tree diagrams) Lesson plans

This lesson plan can be used either as it is laid out, each lesson being a class for those students that are new to systematic listing OR use it as review as you prepare to start teaching combinations and permutations. I found it really helpful to remind students why they need those lovely formulas when figuring out combinations and permutations, and what the difference is and why.
BAscah
Dodging the ball - a book of dodgeball games for all ages

Dodging the ball - a book of dodgeball games for all ages

This book puts the fun back into dodgeball, by offering a variety of games for all ages. They range from games aimed for team work, through to every man for himself, and from the young student at school through to the high school student. The games from all over the world, with several developed by the author herself, and one or two of them by her grandson. - enjoy.
BAscah
Whole Fraction Go Fish

Whole Fraction Go Fish

This game is designed to help reinforce the idea of adding fractions into whole number - such as 1/3 + 2/3 = 1. The ideal time to play this game is after students have learned to add fractions that have unlike denominators. By using the simple well known set up of go fish , the students have to combine cards to total 1 whole. This helps them to reinforce the idea and skill of adding fractions with unlike denominators in a fun methods.
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factor flow chart - finding the factors of a number

factor flow chart - finding the factors of a number

Ever had a student who struggles with finding their factors? - well this chart has helped a lot of my students. I put it up on the board, and have copies for students to take. Those students who don't need it, just ignore it, but it is a nice anchor for those students who struggle. Once they get into the pattern they get to the point that they do not need it. The student starts at the top of the follow chart, with their number, and follow the chart. Every time they find a factor they write it down. If they are trying to find common factors, they simply do two numbers at the same time. As soon as they find a common factor they can stop.
BAscah
Run - jump and hop into fractions

Run - jump and hop into fractions

This is a cute little game to reinforce the introductory fractions. It is very active so an excellent one for using up that excess energy. The idea behind the game is for the students to match a visual representation of a fraction with the written form.
BAscah