“Mathematics is like draughts [checkers] in being suitable for the young, not too difficult, amusing, and without peril to the state.”
It is estimated that Mathematics started with the concept of counting around 50,000 B.C.E.. Since then Mathematics has grown into so much more, follow this link for an interesting Math-History Timeline.
Some of us hear the word “Math” and we want to run screaming for the hills. We view it as daunting and confusing instead of trying to find fun ways of understanding it. Just remember that some of the worlds greatest minds never mastered Math.
“Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics, I assure you that mine are greater.” –Albert Einstein
Make Math fun and put it to use in real life situations with some of these Common Core Correlated games Knowledge Tree has to offer:
Bank Account: A fun-to-play game that simulates true-to-life money management demands! Players write checks, make deposits, reconcile accounts, pay bills, make purchases, collect earnings, and more. Checks, deposit slips and accounting forms are included. 2-5 players.
Budget:Players experience the realities of real-life economics as they buy a home or rent an apartment, pay insurance, make investments, buy groceries and clothing, collect commissions, and more. Budget correctly and collect a bonus on payday! 2-4 players.
Claim Stakers strengthens mental computation of one- and two-step problems using the four basic operations. Activity masters include prime number identification and patterns created by multiples, leading to least common multiples and lowest common denominators. 2 players or teams.
Allowance: A Consumer Math Game. It’s never too early for students to develop an interest in earning, saving, and spending money! Players take turns earning money with tasks like mowing the lawn or cleaning the garage, then, just like in real life, choose whether to spend it or put it into savings. A great way to reinforce money management skills! 2-6 players.
“Neglect of mathematics works injury to all knowledge, since he who is ignorant of it cannot know the other sciences or the things of the world.”