Why You Should Use Independent Math Games
Your students love playing math games. You even love giving them math games to play because you know that your students are learning and practicing valuable skills and knowledge. By playing math games, your students are on their way to mastery of a specific math skill and are building their confidence. However, they’re SO loud. They’re fighting, too competitive, and you might be at your breaking point. Does this sound familiar? Let me introduce you to independent math games!
Your students can’t control their excitement
It’s not just you. First and second graders love games. When they play games at recess, they can be loud. Sometimes it’s hard for them to differentiate how to act during a game because math games are fun too. This is normal! They’re kids!
Imagine a quiet, calm class playing math games
Rather than call it quits on math games, try implementing independent math games. Students play these games alone, which means your classroom will have a quiet, calm presence. These math games are great for students to:
- Build confidence and mastery
- Social distance
- Compete against themselves, rather than a peer
- Play at their own pace
- Not feel pressured to get the answer correct
- Truly see if they understand the concept and material
Using Independent Math Games
We have the answer to your problems right here! These independent math games are a great way to get your students to play games quietly, while also having fun and learning. Each game requires dice or a spinner (pencil and paperclip are great for this!). These games come in print and preloaded into Google Slides and Seesaw. They come in a variety of skills such as: addition, subtraction, place value, telling time, number sense, and shapes.
Games Give Independence And Build Mastery
By incorporating these games, your students are going to develop a sense of independence, mastery, and confidence. Playing at their own pace will help them build mastery of their math skills. They will love this new way to play math games.
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