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If It’s Friday,
It Must Be Kakooma
If It’s Friday, It Must Be
Kakooma
True Confessions
• I’m a math nerd
• I believe that collaboration and discussion
are key to learning math
• I love math ga...
How it all started
Kakooma! My favorite math game
Kakooma
• Web-based OR iPad app: access on
laptop, SmartBoard, iPads
• Play alone or with partner OR whole class
• Choose ...
How it evolved
• Perfect Friday activity
• Students in random teams
• Play the game at the Smart Board
• Record the team’s...
Add MORE MATH
This is where the magic happens –
The Discussion!!!
Even more math
• Ask important questions:
– “Is there an outlier?”
– “How do you know?”
• Find the class mean
• Find the c...
LIVING Math
• Practicing addition and multiplication skills
• Line plots
• Vocabulary:
– Mean
– Median
– Range
– Outlier
Friendly
Competitions
with other
classes
#Kakoomachallen
ge
Skype and
Google Hang Out
Complete Engagement
They think they are playing a
game!
Greg Tang Math Games
Engaging, fun, thinking games
For any math content and any level
Web-based – use on laptop, SmartBoar...
Math Doodles
• Engaging and fun ways to practice many
kinds of math thinking
• Alone or with a partner
• iPad app
Solve Me
• Web-based: can be accessed on laptop,
SmartBoard, or iPad
• Algebra thinking for many levels
• Concrete example...
Simple ways to represent
unknowns
More complex representations
Even More Complex
NCTM Calculation Nation
• Web-based: access on laptops or
SmartBoard (not easily compatible with
iPads)
• Play against the...
KEN KEN
• Web- based: access with laptop,
SmartBoard, or iPad
• Play alone or together
• Choose operations and level of di...
Estimation Station
• Whole group activity to promote number
sense
• Estimating and adjusting estimates –
always thinking a...
Student Recording Sheet
Examples for Estimation
• The Hot Chocolate Example
• The Coins Example
• The Pie Example
So Many Games, So Little Time
• Try these games and see what might
connect to your curriculum
– How can you differentiate ...
Contact Me
• Twitter: @beebekienstra
• mkienstra@naperville203.org
• My blog: marykienstra.com
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk
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  1. 1. If It’s Friday, It Must Be Kakooma If It’s Friday, It Must Be Kakooma
  2. 2. True Confessions • I’m a math nerd • I believe that collaboration and discussion are key to learning math • I love math games
  3. 3. How it all started Kakooma! My favorite math game
  4. 4. Kakooma • Web-based OR iPad app: access on laptop, SmartBoard, iPads • Play alone or with partner OR whole class • Choose operation and level of difficulty = differentiation • Motivates kids to learn basic facts
  5. 5. How it evolved • Perfect Friday activity • Students in random teams • Play the game at the Smart Board • Record the team’s time - a little friendly competition is very engaging • Great leadership for kids – they run the show! (I sit back and relax) And then….
  6. 6. Add MORE MATH This is where the magic happens – The Discussion!!!
  7. 7. Even more math • Ask important questions: – “Is there an outlier?” – “How do you know?” • Find the class mean • Find the class median • Record on the Scoreboard
  8. 8. LIVING Math • Practicing addition and multiplication skills • Line plots • Vocabulary: – Mean – Median – Range – Outlier
  9. 9. Friendly Competitions with other classes #Kakoomachallen ge Skype and Google Hang Out
  10. 10. Complete Engagement They think they are playing a game!
  11. 11. Greg Tang Math Games Engaging, fun, thinking games For any math content and any level Web-based – use on laptop, SmartBoard, iPad Alone or with a partner; friendly competition
  12. 12. Math Doodles • Engaging and fun ways to practice many kinds of math thinking • Alone or with a partner • iPad app
  13. 13. Solve Me • Web-based: can be accessed on laptop, SmartBoard, or iPad • Algebra thinking for many levels • Concrete examples using mobiles • http://solveme.edc.org/
  14. 14. Simple ways to represent unknowns
  15. 15. More complex representations
  16. 16. Even More Complex
  17. 17. NCTM Calculation Nation • Web-based: access on laptops or SmartBoard (not easily compatible with iPads) • Play against the computer • Games to support many different areas of the curriculum: factors, fractions, • Most appropriate for grades 3-5 • https://calculationnation.nctm.org/
  18. 18. KEN KEN • Web- based: access with laptop, SmartBoard, or iPad • Play alone or together • Choose operations and level of difficulty • http://www.kenkenpuzzle.com/#
  19. 19. Estimation Station • Whole group activity to promote number sense • Estimating and adjusting estimates – always thinking about WHAT MAKES SENSE • May connect to curriculum or stand alone • Accessible to all kids and all levels • http://www.estimation180.com/ a website
  20. 20. Student Recording Sheet
  21. 21. Examples for Estimation • The Hot Chocolate Example • The Coins Example • The Pie Example
  22. 22. So Many Games, So Little Time • Try these games and see what might connect to your curriculum – How can you differentiate with games? – How can games improve student discussion and collaboration? • Don’t be afraid to go outside the box to give your students a different kind of learning experience
  23. 23. Contact Me • Twitter: @beebekienstra • mkienstra@naperville203.org • My blog: marykienstra.com

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