Reviews - What do customers think about Instant Math Games That Teach?
Very useful Nov 2, 2008
The games in this book are all have easy directions and come pretty much ready to use with the addition of some dice and playing pieces. My kids love these games. I keep them in file folders in a file bin and the kids consistently choose these over other activities in the bin. I mostly use the games made to be played by 2 or more players. Most are logic based activities. I would not buy this for children who need activities to enhance basic skills like division, fractions, or decimals.
Instant FUN with Math Games Apr 25, 2008
This book truly makes math fun while sneaking in some important math skills along the way. I first learned of this book at our state's local Math & Science Fair. A local charter school set up a few hands on booths "staffed" by their elementary grade students. All of the kids who attended ended up playing EVERY game on the table. They were that drawn to them.
After seeing that I quickly purchased my own copy and I can say I'm extremely glad that I did. There are 38 games divided into three groups:individual, two player or two or more players. Each game lists the skill or skills used or accomplished while playing the game. The cover says grades 2-5 but I found over ten games to use with Kindergarten and First grade students in our co-op. There are several games that I can slightly modify as well. This will be a book that I know I will use for several years and particularly as we move into the higher maths. The games are fun, educational and unique.
I was so inspired by this book and the reaction of my children and the children that I saw at the Math Fair, that we started a Math Games Co-op to run all summer playing games from this book.
Pleased! Feb 24, 2008
I use this book for the math fair each year. It has some fun logical puzzles that are not too difficult and easy for students to manipulate. It teaches them logical thinking similar to other types of puzzle games. I really use this book each year and the students love it.
Very Disappointed Nov 29, 2007
This book was ok, but not what I expected. There is nothing in the book that you can't think up on your own or print off of the internet for free. Save your money!