Well Played, 6-8

Building Mathematical Thinking Through Number and Algebraic Games and Puzzles

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. Learn how to make games and puzzles an integral learning component and gain unique access to student thinking.

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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.

This third book in the series helps you engage students in grades 6–8 in discussions of mathematical ideas and deepen their conceptual understanding. I...read more

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

  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Supporting Learning Through Games and Puzzles
  • Chapter 3: The Number System
  • Chapter 4: Ratios and Proportional Relationships
  • Chapter 5: Expressions and Equations
  • Chapter 6: Statistics and Probability
  • Chapter 7: Patterns, Graphs, and Functions
  • Appendix
  • Answer Key
  • References

Product Details

Grade Range: 6-8
Media: 248 (est.) pp/paper
Year: 2016
Item No: 1033Item No: 1078Item No: 1B33
ISBN: 978-1-62531-033-0ISBN: 978-162531-078-1ISBN: 978162531B330
Hashtag: #wellplayedmath

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