How do I enrich children’s learning of primary mathematics to bring the subject to life? This book inspires and supports you, the new and beginning teacher, to use talk-rich and open tasks that bring mathematics to life in your classroom. • Tried and loved practical tasks that engage and motivate • Supports you to create confident and resilient mathematicians in your classroom • Explores ways to engage children in mathematics across the primary curriculum • Focuses on understanding key mathematical concepts and the connections between them

Games for Learning Mathematics

Games for Learning Mathematics
Games for Learning Mathematics
Ray Huntley
In This Chapter

This chapter:

  • demonstrates how games can enrich learning
  • considers the features of games that are useful in learning
  • supports the design of your own games for learning and teaching mathematics
  • considers how to assess the learning that has taken place.

Many people have memories of mathematics as difficult to learn and lessons not being much fun. Learning mathematics should be challenging, but there is no reason why it should not be enjoyable. One way to do this is to learn skills and concepts through playing games. Children have always enjoyed playing games of all kinds, and games in mathematics can enrich learning. As teachers, we can use mathematical games as part of our planned provision to increase engagement ...

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