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  1. Learning Maths Through Games 20th May 2014

  2. Why play games? • What educational benefits are there to be gained from games? • Are some games better than others? • Can we justify the use of games in Maths lessons?

  3. What is a mathematical game? • 2 or more players • Take turns • A ‘winning’ situation • Be able to exercise some choice

  4. Two distinct purposes Games with a specific mathematical learning objective Games that develop thinking skills, mathematical strategy, intuition and puzzle solving

  5. Some examples… Games with a specific mathematical learning objective http://nrich.maths.org/8283 http://nrich.maths.org/6082/note

  6. Some examples… 2. Games that develop thinking skills, mathematical strategy, intuition or puzzle solving http://nrich.maths.org/6071/note http://nrich.maths.org/6589

  7. 6 + 4 = 10 10 take away 9 makes 1 1 add 17 is 18 18…… Competitive aim – stop your partner from going Collaborative aim – cross off as many as possible

  8. Benefits of Using Games • Motivation • Positive attitude • Increased learning • Generation of discussion • Increased learning • Different levels of learning • Assessment • Home and school • Independence • Language barriers

  9. Maths games in action!