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 to see division as the reverse of multiplication and not as a completely different operation. Students also need to see there is a relationship between division and fractions. Recall of division facts as the inverse of multiplication facts is the aim.
Developing Vocabulary: Students should be encouraged to verbalise their thinking as they play the games.
1. Pairs of Pears: This games encourages students to see the relationship between dividing by two and finding a half of the number.
2. Spending $5 Notes: This is a complementary multiplication game where the students are asks how many fives make an amount? Students can use skip counting in fives or preferably recall of the fives times table
3. Diamonds Divided: Students are introduced to the inverse of multiplication, using division. Students may need counters to physically divide but the aim is for students to use knowledge of the x3 multiplication table.
4. Burglar Fours: This game uses the inverse of multiplication, division. Students may require counters to solve the divisions by grouping or sharing. Aim for students being able to use the multiplication table to solve divisional problems.