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By Alan Thwaites

This book is crucial interpreting for any instructor concerned with kid's improvement within the basic institution. targeting fundamental arithmetic the writer offers 100 functional and encouraging principles to be used within the lecture room.

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47 IDEA WINNING COUNTERS 38 KEY AREA RESOURCES GROUP SIZE Number Counters 4–8 players of similar ability This is a good game for consolidating current work. Divide the group into two teams and allocate a counter colour for each team. Players sit around a table with a container in the middle to receive played counters. Give each group member five counters in the team colour. Ask questions covering the current mathematics work or any previously learned concepts. The first to call the correct answer places one counter in the middle.

67 or 67%. g. 4⁄6 to 2⁄3. Once turned, each domino must be removed from play. When all the dominoes have been used – with an equal number of turns per player – everyone totals their scores and the highest number wins. Players can help each other with any of the calculations as high scores are a matter of luck. IDEA 26 FRACTION DOMINOES KEY AREA VARIATION Try playing the game with vulgar fractions. The revealed domino is interpreted with the higher number of spots as the numerator. There will be no simplification bonuses.

Explain the nature of sequential, repeating patterns. The children make a row of 12 coloured cubes in a sequential pattern using a specified number of different colours, say, three. The pattern produced must then be recorded exactly onto the photocopied sheet. Keep the resources available for use in a range of choosing activities. DIFFEREN TIATION Vary the number of colours used, keeping to factors of 12. Extend the line to 18 squares. 22 RESOURCES GROUP SIZE Number None Any The object of this game is to identify a secret number within ten questions.

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