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Math Games for Geometry and Measurement: Games to Support Independent Practice in Math Workshop and More, Grades K-5

Math Games for Geometry and Measurement: Games to Support Independent Practice in Math Workshop and More, Grades K-5

by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


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These twenty-three carefully selected, classroom-tested games can be played successfully by learners on their own or during math workshop. You’ll find all-time favorites like Connect Four and Compare. You’ll also discover games that you’ve likely not encountered before—as well as twists on some of your personal favorites!
Teaching Support
The step-by-step lessons offer a wealth of teacher support, including:
• strategies for differentiating instruction;
• key questions and learning targets to promote student thinking;
• tips for using interactive whiteboards; and
• reproducibles—from game boards, directions, and recording sheets to assessments (also available in downloadable, printable format). 

Two Ways to Access the Games
To help you find the game you want as quickly as possible, this resource features two content lists:
1. Alphabetical list: Games ordered alphabetically by title with grade-level indications
2. Materials list: List of games by materials used (dice, counters, playing cards, and so forth)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935099802
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 08/13/2019
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 501,974
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 5 - 10 Years

About the Author

Jamee Petersen has taught in classrooms across the country—from Nebraska to Minnesota to Florida. She is an educational advisor at the local, state, and national levels and has served as a consultant for Math Solutions. Her publications include Math and Nonfiction, Grades K–2 and Math Games for Number and Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Grades K–5


What People are Saying About This

Jennifer Lempp

Students need math games that are challenging and engaging. However, finding quality learning stations that are mathematically rich and fun for students can be challenging. Jamee Petersen has made that easier for teachers by incorporating all of the characteristics of quality learning activities into this book. These games are the perfect match for anyone’s math workshop and more.

Kathleen Dial

When teachers are pressed for time, having a resource like this is a life saver! Step-by-step directions, learning targets, and teaching tips help teachers bring these games to life in their classrooms. Jamee has done the hard work for teachers in identifying essential skills for geometry and measurement and creating engaging games to help develop those skills. This resource is a math teacher’s best friend!


Tammy Heflebower

Jamee has done it again! This thoughtful set of practical games is a brilliant way to help young students better understand the challenging concepts of geometry and measurement. Academic games are not only a well-researched strategy for engaging students but they also help solidify metacognitive skills like problem solving and critical thinking. Jamee’s experiences as a classroom teacher and national mathematics trainer make her a reputable expert on this topic. Bravo, Jamee!

Angee Luedtke

What a fun and engaging way to positively impact student learning! The teacher-friendly format of this outstanding resource highlights the best of instructional practices, from learning targets and key questions to assessments. The games are highly engaging, connect to important math concepts, and promote deeper mathematical understanding.


Jill Borg

As a classroom teacher, Jamee Petersen knows how important it is to provide hands-on, creative math experiences that enrich students’ learning. Jamee’s math games make the processes of acquiring geometry and measurement skills make sense. The organized layout of instructions, the simple materials needed, and the wealth of teaching tips make this a go-to resource for ensuring successful student learning.


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