December 20 - January 2
Developing Effective Habits: Math Games
Another of our 2nd grade priorities is math fact fluency. There are so many ways to build this, and flash cards are just one. Dice, card, and board games are even more effective, and way more fun!
If your family is into Game Night (or would like to be!), here are some games for building fact fluency:
Anything with 2 dice is great. Our favorites are Shut the Box, Parcheesi, and Flash!
Anything with point totals. Here's a resource to guide you - all you need is a plain old deck of cards:
Monopoly (of course), Racko, Rummikub, Sorry!, even Chutes and Ladders - just make sure you use 2 dice for that one.
The key with any of these is of course adding. Make sure you utilize any point total options in your games and give your little the task and plenty of time to add up the points. We've been workling on shortcuts like "Make a Ten" and "Doubles" when adding long series of numbers.
this is one of my favorite resources. As it says on their website: "Parents know to read to their kids at night, but what about math? Our goal is simple: to make math a fun part of kids’ everyday lives, as beloved as the bedtime story."
Stay healthy, play outside, read some books, and play games!
December 20 - 31: No School - Winter Break