Games for Math

Games for Math

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by Peggy Kaye
     
 

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At a time when the poor math performance of American school children has labeled us a "nation of underachievers," what can parents--often themselves daunted by the mysteries of mathematics--do to help their children? In Games for Math, Peggy Kaye--teacher extraordinaire and author of the highly praised Games for Reading--gives parents more than fifty

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At a time when the poor math performance of American school children has labeled us a "nation of underachievers," what can parents--often themselves daunted by the mysteries of mathematics--do to help their children? In Games for Math, Peggy Kaye--teacher extraordinaire and author of the highly praised Games for Reading--gives parents more than fifty marvelous and effective ways to help their children learn math by doing just what kids love best: playing games.


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Library Journal
Designed for parents who want to help their children learn and enjoy math, this is also valuable for teachers. Each of the 66 games is thoroughly explained, an indication of the grade level is given, and a list of materials needed is supplied. Part 1, for kindergarteners, includes counting as well as size and shape activities. Part 2, for first and second graders, adds games on addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and size relations. Part 3, for third graders, presents games dealing with strategies and puzzles. While this book does not cover the complete math curriculum, it does treat important concepts and is very easy for parents and teachers to use. Recommended. Joanne Troutner, Tippecanoe Sch. Corp., Lafayette, Ind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307809346
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/02/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
15 MB
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Meet the Author

Peggy Kaye has a master's degree in early childhood education from Columbia University's Teacher's College, and has taught in both public and private elementary schools in New York City.


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Games for Math 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a former elementary school teacher, I was very particular when seeking out books to try with my son. I found many 'games' that taught math concepts, but most were dry attempts to add fun to rote tasks. This book is different. The games really are fun and each teaches a discreet skill that helps the child understand a broader concept. The author works with individual children, working to understand exactly what it is that's giving them trouble in (or exciting them about) math. She finds the issue, then creates a game designed to address that issue. This collection is based on her experience and is widely applicable. One example is a game to teach place value. The child and the adult each has a paper divided into three sections: yellow, green, and red. They take turns rolling dice, taking the number of yellow chips indicated by the dice. (Note that the dice throwing reinforces quick addition fact memorization.) When a player has ten yellow chips, he or she can turn them in for one green chip. Ten green chips equal a red chip. The first one to get a red chip wins! This is a great introduction to or reinforcement for the concept of carrying. It can be played in reverse to teach the notion of borrowing. Every game in the book is as well thought-out, and enjoyable. She includes variations for increased skill levels and offers several games for each concept, which helps make the book adaptable for students with varying interests. I so appreciate having this resource to use with my son and to recommend to other parents whose children need more math practice. Thanks, Peggy!
Melou More than 1 year ago
I use Games for Math as part of my homeschool program each week. Divided up by grade and skills, it's easy to use and the games take little prep. So far my kids love the crafting activities and the number toss games. It's a great way to work on skills in a new and fun way. I highly recommend all of Peggy Kaye's books for Parents and teachers.
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Not even a star more like half a star
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