Using Math Games to Make Learning Fun

If there was a way to maximize the teaching and learning of mathematics, by making it an engaging and exciting experience, would you want to know? This is it!

Games help to make learning fun, engaging and they are so motivating for our students. Using games is a great way for students to get the much-needed practice they need to build computational fluency and develop a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics they are learning.

This course is designed to empower math teachers of students in grades K – 6, although teachers in the upper grades may find it useful, as well. The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for participants to explore using math games as a way to engage learners and promote opportunities for students to deepen their mathematical understanding and reasoning.

Playing math games with students helps to build computational fluency, reinforce/practice skills, encourage mathematical thinking and support a home-school connection.

This course consists of five modules, each of which includes a combination of activities, reading assignments, video segments, discussion, lesson activities & reflection questions.

This course is divided into the following modules:

  1. Why Play Math Games?
  2. Fact Fluency
  3. Conceptual Understanding
  4. Home-School Connection
  5. Wrapping It All Up

1a.

Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy

1d.

Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources

3c.

Engaging Students in Learning

4e.

Growing and Developing Professionally