A Challenging Mathematics Game for
Written by Elizabeth Stage, Herbert
Thier, Ruth Cossey, and Robert Karplus
This original and engaging game dispels
fears and enlivens mathematics learning in empowering, stimulating
In teams of three, students perform mental
calculations, handle fractions with confidence, think strategically,
and explore probability within a game format. Using a special
set of four easily made dice, teams play 12 rounds that can
involve any combination of addition, subtraction, division,
and multiplication. A cooperative version, in which a high group
score is the goal, encourages students to work together to solve
Rules of play, score sheets, literature connections, and many
suggestions for assessment and analysis are included in the
guide. The book also contains mystery puzzles to solve, and
encourages players to create puzzles of their own.
Time: Five or more 35- to 45-minute sessions.
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