Number Jugglers: Math Game Book and Math Game Cards

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It's Math and It's Fun!

From 1+1=2 to E=mc2, equations are at the heart of mathematics. And making equations fun is at the heart of NUMBER JUGGLERS. An innovative approach that works for kids of all different skill levels, NUMBER JUGGLERS offers 20 games plus variations that encourage children to think, reason, and create with numbers. Played alone, in groups, in teams, or with the whole family, these equation games are based on every child's intuitive understanding of how ...

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Overview

It's Math and It's Fun!

From 1+1=2 to E=mc2, equations are at the heart of mathematics. And making equations fun is at the heart of NUMBER JUGGLERS. An innovative approach that works for kids of all different skill levels, NUMBER JUGGLERS offers 20 games plus variations that encourage children to think, reason, and create with numbers. Played alone, in groups, in teams, or with the whole family, these equation games are based on every child's intuitive understanding of how numbers relate to one another. And since there is no "right" way to achieve success, kids invent their own open-ended learning experiences while building mental-math techniques and problem-solving strategies.

A Sampling of Games & Skills:

The Times Square Game: The art of multiplication, with a table for help

The Operation Game: Add, subtract, multiply, and divide, all in the same game

The One Equals One Game: How to use parentheses to make equations within equations

The Column Game: Use your numbers as digits and see how high-or low-you can go

The Hit the Jackpot Game: Learn the importance of zero

Presents twenty games designed to teach fundamental math concepts whether played alone or with others.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Uma Krishnaswami
For skill levels from kindergarten through the middle grades, this book, with its handy dandy set of number cards, encourages adults and children to explore number fun together. An introduction is geared toward parents and teachers, while the games and exercises should hit the spot with the young reader. Concepts are simply and clearly presented, and Zemke's cartoon-style illustrations add color and appeal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761108825
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: Book & Cards
  • Pages: 80
  • Age range: 5 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.08 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Bell Alexander, who holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard, is an education consultant at elementary and middle schools in the Pacific Northwest. She is also a co-author of, among other books, Our Bodies, Our Selves and Ourselves and Our Children. The mother of two, Ms. Alexander lives with her family in Oregon.

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From the Preface for Parents and Teachers) Math can be a lot of fun. In fact, it can be downright exciting. Everyone knows something about math, and whatever you know is the best place to start. Little children know that if they are four on this birthday, they'll be more than four on their next birthday. They know that if they have three cookies and eat one, they'll have fewer than three cookies left. Studies show that from the time they are infants, humans have a basic understanding of quantity-of more and less-and that's what arithmetic is really all about.

Number Jugglers Math Games are designed to let players start where they feel comfortable. Because the games can adapt to all ages and all ability levels, the same game can be fun for a kindergartener, for a sixth-grader, and even for a college graduate. Siblings can enjoy playing them together at home. Parents can have fun playing them with their children. And at school, all the students in a class can be successful.

The level of skill needed for a particular game often depends simply on how many cards you use and how you set the rules.

For beginners who like to see the actual quantity of a number, the cards are marked with dots to count. The dots also show the difference between odd numbers and even numbers, one of the most basic math concepts your children can learn.

Number Jugglers Math Cards do not include operation signs-the plus, minus, multiplication, and division signs that tell us what to do. We omitted them for a reason. When students see an operation sign, their brains seize on it. They see a plus sign and think addition. They see a multiplication sign and think multiplication. That limits their freedom to invent. In these games, we don't want to restrict your child's math creativity in any way. Looking at the numbers, children make whatever connections and relationships they can from their own store of math knowledge. The games are not threatening, because players start from where they feel comfortable. The games are good learning tools because they encourage players to make more and more complicated computations as they go along. There's fun and challenge for math whizzes and beginners alike.

Excerpted from Number Jugglers. Reprinted with permission by Workman Publishing.

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Table of Contents

Preface for Parents and Teachers

Introduction

THE NUMBER LADDER GAME

NUMBER LADDER CHALLENGES

That's Odd!

THE ODD AND EVEN GAME

TRICKS & IDEAS FOR GETTING MORE POINTS-

The Golden Rule of Equations

THE EQUATION GAME

THE MAKE A NUMBER GAME

THE WIN IT! GAME

TRICKS & IDEAS FOR GETTING MORE POINTS-Use 1 for More Fun

THE MAKE 10 GAME

Be a Number Doctor

Parentheses

THE OPERATION GAME

THE ONE EQUALS ONE GAME

THE NINE-LINE PHENOMENON

Times Square

THE TIMES SQUARE GAME

THE GOLDEN RULE GAME

TRICKS & IDEAS FOR GETTING MORE POINTS-Use Zero Without Fear-O

THE DEAL SIX CHALLENGE GAME

It's Digit-al

THE COLUMN GAME

Oh Momma, I Need a Comma

THE COUNTING GAME

THE SKYSCRAPER GAME

THE MAKE 100 GAME

The Importance of Being Zero

Ten Makes It Easy

THE HIT THE JACKPOT GAME

Ten Does It Again!

THE GOING BANKRUPT

THE NUMBER GRID GAME

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