Winter Games: Difference War

It's time for a subtraction game! We'll start out with a simple game, then advance to a harder subtraction game in this Winter Games video. The first game is Difference War, game S12 in the Math Card Games book. It will focus on subtracting numbers … [Read more...]

Winter Games: Magic Squares Memory

Magic Squares Memory, game A60 from the Math Card Games book is a game that will practice addition facts as well as use logic to build a magic square. What's a magic square, you ask? Watch the video and find out! You will need the Basic Number … [Read more...]

Winter Games: Finding Multiples

It's almost Thanksgiving and guess what we have for you? It's a new game!! Dr. Cotter, Debbie, Rachel, Allison, Leigh Ann, and Beth developed this new game a few weeks ago. Beth was the first person to win the game! Here are the instructions … [Read more...]

2019 Summer Game #4: Zero Game

Have you ever wondered how to teach nothing? I’m not talking about taking a break from formal teaching over the summer – although maybe you’re doing that, too! I’m talking about the number zero. The concept of zero can be a struggle for small … [Read more...]

2019 Summer Game #3: Quotient and Remainder

Question: How do you divide 14 potatoes between 4 people? Answer: Mash them. Hahahaha! Most children do not enjoy solving division problems – especially problems with remainders! However, the Quotient and Remainder game found in the Math Card … [Read more...]

Dr. Cotter and Geometry

For years geometry was not considered a topic that primary students could or should study, even though they are surrounded by geometrical shapes. I had no geometry in school until 10th grade. Sometimes teacher education programs provide little … [Read more...]