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Improve Lessons with Math Games
posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - October 5th, 2013
Math Games for Classrooms
Some students have poor attention spans so don’t be surprised when they become disinterested a few minutes after you start your math lesson so try to spice up your math lessons with math games. Don’t worry because you’re not the only teacher who has to deal with this problem everyday of the school year.
Math has always been a challenging subject to teach. Lessons become more difficult every grading period and teachers are sometimes faced with students who just can’t keep up with the rest of the class. You have no choice but to teach the lesson again and again until mastery is attained. But did you know that you can prevent this kind of problem? It all starts with how you teach your math lessons.
There are many strategies on how to teach math. You can use materials and strategies suited for your students’ level and textbooks and curriculum guides are provided by the school. However, you need to be extra resourceful if you really want your students to learn and love math. One effective way to do so is by making your lessons fun with math games.
Students love playing games even if it involves numbers. For your actual lesson presentation, you can use a math game suited for your objective. You can start the lesson with a game to catch attention of students and then use it as a springboard for the new lesson. They’ll be having so much fun they won’t even think of it as a usual boring class in school.
Today, you can easily look for games in the internet which you can use as enrichment activities in your class. For instance, mathematics games like puzzles and mazes are useful in teaching the four fundamental math operations. They’re available in sites like http://www.mathplayground.com/wordproblems.html. There are also fun math worksheets you can print out and give to students for review or assignment.