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 are learning about halves and quarters as an equal partition of a region or a set of objects. They are learning to make the connection between doubles and halves. Students are learning about halves as a number on a number line. Students are learning about halves and quarters as operators.
Developing Vocabulary: Students should be encouraged to verbalise their thinking as they play the games.
1. Halves and Quarters: Moving around the board, students identify the picture given of a region or a set of objects as representing either a half or a quarter.
2. Double or Half: Students follow the track and follow the instructions given when they land on an instruction space. Students should be making the connection between knowledge of doubles and halving a set of objects.
3. Happy Halving: Students move around the track and find half of a number. The result of halving may result in a whole number or a fraction presented as a mixed number. Students begin to see fractions are a number and have a position on a number line.
4. Fraction Roll: The result of finding half or quarter of a number is a number from 1 – 6. This game focuses on using a fraction as an operator.
