Friday, August 5, 2011

Mega-Fun Math!



So, I took my kids to the local science museum the other day. We decided to visit the gift shop and (as usual) I went straight for the books. That's where I found the BEST math book EVER...

By Michael S. Schiro

This book is chock full of games and puzzles that kids will love! It's perfect for classroom and home use. The cooperative learning games are creative and fun. The best part is, the materials you need can be found around the house.  

Part One is divided into the following categories:

Paper and Pencil Games
Egg Carton Games
Cube Games
Tongue Depressor Games
Card Games
Board Games
PE Games

Part Two contains hands-on problem solving puzzles that reinforce basic concepts while developing mathematical reasoning skills.

The ideas in this book are perfect for grades 1-6. If you have a child who is having a hard time with multiplication, play a game of Operation Hopscotch or Call It. Need to entertain the kids on a road trip? Whip up a game of Number-Tac-Toe or Hangmath. The descriptions in this book are easy to follow and the nifty chart at the front makes it easy to find the concepts/grade-levels you are looking for:

I've had fun playing Mega-Fun Math Games with my kids and I can't wait to share them with my students in the fall!


Gail August 5, 2011 at 11:00 PM

This sounds fun I may have to try it with Karl.

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