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Math Playground

Here you'll find some of the best games around for teaching basic algebra to young kids, among many other math subjects. Many of the games are categorized by grade level, and there are puzzles and word problems as well as videos that answer basic math questions, such as "What is a prime number?" and "How do you add fractions with different denominators?"

Published by Math Playground in 2007

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Curriculum Areas:Mathematics
Themes/Keywords: Math


Vocabulary
logic, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, computation, programming, puzzles


Essential Question(s)
1. How is math important in our lives?

Discussion Question(s)
1. How important is it to know your math facts by heart?
2. What are some ways to get better at math?
3. Who does math for fun?

Extension and Activities
1. Suggest that students play some of the logic games, and then teach younger students how to do them.
2. Encourage students to look at the Math Manipulatives section and comment on which areas they like best.
3. Suggest that students create their own custom built fact sheets to practice math facts.


"OK, now I can give my staff something concrete to use online as we strive to develop increased communication and get into the 21st century of technology. Better than receiving my 15 emails a day!"


pictureGloria Simmons
Education Coordinator
Discovery Hills & Valley - Vista, CA






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