Tishirle

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Aug 8th post

I found a great math game on primarygames.com called, “Da’Numba”. This game allows for kids to make any number combination of the given number. For example, it will list 5; you can pick any number combination to make a 5, such as: four 1’s, 2 and 3, and so on. This is great for any age but really great for the younger age when learning to advance their skills on adding and advancing skills on number combinations. This game can be found at: http://www.primarygames.com/math/danumba/index.htm Please note that the game requires shockwave to play, which is a free download if you don’t already have it installed. This is a game that I have found to be educational and I would make sure to use it in my classroom. I believe practicing adding numbers is beneficial for students and this makes it fun.

The other game I found to be quite educational, challenging, and fun is called, “Math Search” located at http://www.primarygames.com/math/mathsearch/start.htm. The object of the game is to calculate five equations and find the answer in the math search. I played the game using my mental math abilities which, I realized I should play this game a little more to brush up on my skills! :)

4 Comments:

  • At 12:46 AM, Blogger Amber D. said…

    Math is an area that I know where a lot of students, including myself have doubts about their abilities- do you think these games can really help them?

     
  • At 10:38 PM, Blogger teachersteve said…

    Miss Tiff:
    I am going to look up some of these links to see what they are like. I am sure that they are not the cure all for learning, but they might help students to learn subjects like math that they really might not like.

     
  • At 2:12 PM, Blogger Heather said…

    Thanks for the new websites to check out. It's always great to try something new and introduce it to your students.

     
  • At 10:02 PM, Blogger Tiffany Shirley said…

    Miss Amber- yes I think games can help kids :) I think that some kids get intimidated with some subjects such as science or math, and eventially give up or worse just quit. I have seen kids stay motivated and engaged with learning because of games. Hey, if it works, it's worth it, right?
    :)

     

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