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The latest questions for the topic "math games"How do you transition from playing math to more formal math activities/lessons?
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This question is a companion to my recent <a href="http://www.moebiusnoodles.com/2014/02/play-power/">Play Power post</a> on the Moebius Noodles blog which provides further context for my question.</p><p>
In Zoltan Dienes' <a href="http://www.zoltandienes.com/academic-articles/zoltan-dienes-six-stage-theory-of-learning-mathematics/">six-stage theory of learning mathematics</a> the first three stages are <em>free play</em>, <em>learning to play by the rules</em> and the <em>comparison stage</em>. I specialize in this part of the math learning continuum. My approach as a dance educator at the intersection of math and dance/art making is to allow students time to explore the materials and learn basic skills w/in the medium first; as we go along I add the math ideas into the mix a little at a time. By the end of the process we have lovely objects (dance steps, weavings, ornaments, etc) that meaningfully reflect artistic and mathematical ideas.</p><p>
But, I’ve been curious what comes next and how you make a transition from literally playing with math ideas to more formal math learning. I know that play is useful and important but, honestly, I think it's underutilized, undervalued, and misunderstood, often seen simply as “fun” activities to do as a “break” from the real math. My questions:</p><p>
<strong>If you have used math play in any form (not just art) in your math teaching how have you helped your students make the transition to more formal math activity/lessons?</strong></p><p>
<strong>What can/does this transition between play and abstraction look like in students' thinking and in a classroom/learning context?</strong></p><p>
<strong>Does this progression look different between age groups (young children, upper elementary, middle school, etc.)? How?</strong></p>math gamesmathematical thinkingmaking mathlearningmath playMon, 24 Feb 2014 18:29:28 GMTMalkeMath games for higher levels?
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Does anyone know any engaging math games for older kids or higher levels, from pre-algebra on up? There seem to be many activities that folks call "games" that are really logic problems, fancied up worksheets, or drills with pseudo-rewards. I've created a version of the product game that uses variables, a battleship-type game using shapes and Cartesian coordinates, and there's the algebra version of 24; surely there are more out there?!math gameshigh schoolmiddle schoolalgebrapre-algebraSat, 17 Aug 2013 22:50:43 GMTRPershingIs 2.5 years too young for a math lesson?
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math gamesearly mathmath skillsmaking mathThu, 20 Jun 2013 23:36:13 GMTshaunteachesHelp us design a Live Mirrors activity
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Stand in front of each other and mimic each other’s gestures and expressions. That’s it! Sounds too easy? As soon as you try crisscross poses, asymmetric finger shapes, or fast motions, the game provides enough challenge even for an adult! You can easily adjust the difficulty to match each child’s gross and fine motor skills, as well as attentiveness to details.
Copy the questions, and insert your answers!
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**What does it look like? (A picture.)**
**What math is there? (Keywords.)**
**A quick live mirrors challenge (Short activity description.)**
**How do you adapt by age?(Babies, toddlers, kids, or adults? Short description of an adaptation.)**
**How do you adapt to places or interests? (Short description of an adaptation.)**
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*Here is an example from [the Moebius Noodles book][1].*
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**What does it look like? (A picture.)**
![Live Mirrors][2]
**What math is there? (Keywords.)**
Symmetry, reflection.
**A quick live mirrors challenge (Short activity description.)**
Many dances have parts for two people mirroring one another. Put some music on and compose a dance as you play the game. Choreographers break the symmetry to add tension and drama!
**How do you adapt the activity by age?(Babies, toddlers, kids, or adults? Short description of an adaptation.)**
Toddler: Offer whole body or limb movements, rather than fine gestures. Help with more challenging movements by positioning your child.
**How do you adapt the activity to places or by interests? (Short description of an adaptation.)**
Instead of your own bodies, manipulate dolls, plush toys, models made from construction sets, or posable action figures. It’s a math lesson taught by LEGO®, a Barbie®, and a Transformer®!
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[1]: http://www.moebiusnoodles.com/TheBook
[2]: /storage/temp/32-moebiusnoodleslivemirrors.pngmath gamesFri, 14 Jun 2013 09:58:21 GMTMaria DroujkovaCan maths give you an edge in sports
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<p>As I watch sports I'm applying more and more basic maths principles to figure out winning strategies. I play a lot of tennis and I've started using these strategies and haven't lost since. </p><p>It's basic things like where players are positioned on the court, how fast the ball will reach them, how fast they can run for it, how big the court target is. From this you can figure out where to hit the ball to make it an easy shot for you but a difficult return for your opponent. You can then also figure out the simple shots open to them using the same formula. You just need to cover these options to make their life more difficult. </p><p>Hopefully I've explained it clearly enough. You start with really basic principles like those I remember doing at school about two trains travel towards each other at certain speeds etc. Here we just figure out what the limits of ourselves and our opponent are and the limits of the court and you can come up with a lot of ways to make your life easy and your opponents hard. </p><p>I find it a fun and useful way to apply maths in real life to have more fun.</p>math gamesearly mathproblem solvingmath skillsapplied mathThu, 28 Mar 2013 05:47:13 GMTcolchambersNon-competitive math games?
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I am looking for table-top math games to play with my son. The problem is he just can't stand to lose a game. While we're working on how to lose gracefully, I'd like to add some non-competitive math games to our mix of tic-tac-toes, UNO, War, dice games and a few others. Any help is appreciated. My son is kindergarten-age.math gamesboard gameslTue, 22 Jan 2013 18:01:06 GMTyelenam