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Everything old is new again

on November 23, 2012

One part of a balanced Math program is using games to enhance the learning and to provide a stimulating way for students to demonstrate mastery of their Math knowledge.  Often we scour to find new games that will meet these goals.  I want to thank a colleague, Mr. Sean McInerney for suggesting an old try-and-true activity that the students REALLY enjoy – multiplication flashcards.  The first time I tried it this the activity went O.K.  Sean suggested that I add the theme from “Mission Impossible” to the activity.  The students LOVED it!  Now, the class requests the flash card game and since we’ve added this activity to our balanced math program, student scores have increased!

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One response to “Everything old is new again

  1. Tanya Smith says:

    This sounds like great fun, Jason! It’s the same with my students, that whenver I relate a concept or game or activity to their world, they’re much more willing to play along and have a ball doing so!

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