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### Games BCAMT

1. 1. “How come we’replaying games today? I thought this was math class.”
2. 2. Chris Hunter Numeracy Helping TeacherSchool District No. 36 (Surrey) BCAMT Fall Conference October 21, 2011
3. 3. “Play is thehighest formof research.” – Albert Einstein
4. 4. Analyze puzzles and games that involve spacialreasoning, usingproblem-solving strategies. [CN, PS, R,V]
5. 5. Grab a partner.
6. 6. Count to
7. 7. Strategy?
8. 8. Strategy?
9. 9. Connect…
10. 10. …math ideasto each other
11. 11. …to the real-world
12. 12. Questions to Re ﬂect
13. 13. How would you playthe next game differently?
14. 14. Which pieces do you tryand save for tricky situations?
15. 15. Which game piece has themost vertices to connect to?
16. 16. to Co n s nn st io ec t ueQ
17. 17. How many polyominoes canbe made from one to ﬁve squares?
18. 18. What percent of thegame board is yellow?
19. 19. If the 4-player game board is 20-by-20,what should the dimensionsof the 2-player board be?
20. 20. Play.With purpose.
21. 21. Topics Activities Questions
22. 22. Ideas
23. 23. “ You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. – Plato ”
24. 24. Thank-you!
25. 25. ReferencesMaida, M. & Maida, P. (2011). Problem solving around the corner. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 16(8), 466–472.Photo Credits (ﬂickr)“El Juego del Go” andres_colmen“10 - Pencil Vs Camera for Art Ofﬁcial Concept” Ben Heine“Four Storms and a Twister” JD Hancock“\$20” Sh4rp_i“Blokus - Very Fun!!!” live w mcs“2011-01-19” bgottsab“Rush Hours” yozz!“Pocket” various visual stuff“Miniature Pool Ball 1” Leo Reynolds“Miniature Pool Ball 2” Leo Reynolds“Miniature Pool Ball 3” Leo Reynolds“Bright Ideas” purplemattﬁsh“Die, Stormtrooper, Die” JD HancockOriginal Art“Portrait of Daddy” G. Hunter
26. 26. reﬂectionsinthewhy.wordpress.comhunter_c@sd36.bc.ca@ChrisHunter36