Ian showed and shared with us a lot of activities and games for me to try with my maths groups. A few activities that I would like to try are:
Roll 3 dice, add them
Roll 3 dice, organise them from smallest to biggest
Roll 3 dice and create the biggest number, create the smallest number
Roll 3 dice, add two - subtract one
Roll 3 dice, multiply two divide by one
Add the numbers after rolling, if odd odd gets the point, if even even gets the point. Do this 10 times.
Pose the question: Is the game fair?
* Extend the game to multiplication
Is the game fair?
Games: Addition Love Bug Bump
How to play: Roll three number cubes. Add those numbers. Cover that space with your counter. You can bump your partner’s counter if you roll the same number. If you roll one number twice you can put two counters on it, you lock that space and it can’t be bumped. The player to use all ten of their counters first is the winner.
Activity: Value of your name
Vowel: $150 Consonant: $60
Priscilla = $750
Make a word that equals $600
Can you find the most expensive word
Values of letters: A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4….etc
Thank you Ian for sharing your knowledge and activities with us. I will try these in the habitat and reflect on how they went.