Well Played, 3-5

Building Mathematical Thinking Through Number Games and Puzzles, Grades 3-5

Students love math games and puzzles, but how much are they really learning from the experience? Too often, math games are thought of as just a fun activity or enrichment opportunity. Well Played shows you how to make games and puzzles an integral learning component that provides teachers with unique access to student thinking.

The twenty-five games and puzzles in Well Played, which have all been field-tested in diverse classrooms, contain:

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Students love math games and puzzles, but how much are they really learning from the experience? Too often, math games are thought of as just a fun activity or enrichment opportunity. Well Played shows you how to make games and puzzles an integral learning component that provides teachers with unique access to student thinking.

The twenty-five games and puzzles in Well Played, which have all been field-tested in diverse classrooms, contain:

About the Author(s)

Linda Dacey, professor of mathematics and education at Lesley University, began her career teaching at the elementary level and early in her career, received an NSF grant to develop a model program for preparing middle school teachers.

Karen Gartland is a mathematics coordinator and classroom teacher at Groton-Dunstable Middle School. She enjoys working with students of all ages with a focus on conceptual understanding of mathematics through critical thinking and application as well as best practices for integrating technology.

Jayne Bamford Lynch is a district math instructional coach in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she spends most of her days in elementary classrooms supporting coaches, teachers, and students.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Kassia Omohundro Wedekind
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Supporting Learning Through Games and Puzzles
  • Chapter 3: Base Ten Numeration
  • Chapter 4: Addition and Subtraction
  • Chapter 5: Multiplication and Division
  • Chapter 6: Mixed Operations
  • Chapter 7: Fractions
  • Appendix
  • Puzzle Answer Key
  • References

Product Details

Grade Range: 3-5
Media: 232 pp/paper
Year: 2015
Item No: 1032Item No: 1060Item No: 1B32
ISBN: 978-162531-032-3ISBN: 978-1-62531-060-6ISBN: 978162531B323
Hashtag: #wellplayedmath

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Linda Dacey, Karen Gartland, and Jayne Bamford Lynch

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