Having trouble getting kids to pay attention to math because of the holiday season? Are they too busy thinking about the coming vacation, imagining about building snowmen and popping firecrackers? Maybe this game will help!
Christmas Math consists of several math-related games melded in a package that contains snowmen, Christmas ornaments, fire crackers, and gifts. Players are asked to perform number counting, matching, ordering, and sequencing, depending on the type of game chosen. Competitive games could be formed by letting the kids form groups and challenge each other to completing the most games without any mistakes. Perfect for keeping students engaged… at least until the final bell rings!
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A simple counting game where children are asked to count the number of animals that they can see on-screen, then color one square for each in the grid below. Aside from exercising their counting abilities, this introduces them to the basic concept of charts and grids.
The teacher can opt to let the entire class count together, or to separate them in teams, where each group fills up a grid of their own that their teacher had prepared in advance. The students submit their grids, and the answers are checked against those entered in the game itself. The teacher can then tally up correct answers, either by individual pets, or by entire grids – possibly even a combination of both. There are at least two pictures, but the number of pets that appear are randomized, so the facilitator can run the game however times he would like. The team that earns the most points at the end wins.
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Count the sheep in a set amount of time. See how far your team can go.
Be warned, this game looks a lot easier than it is. Each level gets more and more difficult.