Social Skills: The games are all designed to be played with a partner learning to take turns and manage self.
Maths Literacy: Students are learning to read and follow instructions. They are learning to respond to texts presented in a variety of formats.
Number: Students need plenty of opportunities to practice division as the inverse of multiplication facts over a long period of time. It is this distributed practice that eventually helps a student to lodge the facts in his/her long term memory.
Developing Vocabulary: Students should be encouraged to verbalise their thinking as they play the games.
1. Cycle Track: Focuses on division as the inverse of multiplication. Initially students may need counters to physically divide but the aim is for students to use knowledge of the 6 times table.
2. Sharing Lollies: Focuses on division by 7 in the context of division as sharing. Students may need counters to complete the share but should ultimately be able to use knowledge of the 7 times table.
3. Pieces of Eight: Focuses on division by 8 in the context of division as sharing. Counters may be required in early game play but work towards using knowledge of 8 times table.
4. Division Whales: Focuses on division as the inverse of multiplication. Initially students may need counters to physically divide but the aim is for students to use knowledge of the 9 times table.