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If It’s Friday,
It Must Be Kakooma
If It’s Friday, It Must Be
Kakooma

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True Confessions
• I’m a math nerd
• I believe that collaboration and discussion
are key to learning math
• I love math ga...

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How it all started
Kakooma! My favorite math game

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If it’s friday, it must be kakooma mk

  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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