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Teaching math by serving it as games with rules first, not intuition?

Just now I'm thinking a crazy reversed idea: Is it good to teach math to elementary students without starting from its real world motivation or making it intuitive first, but rather by realizing that ...
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Targeted group game for 8 or 9 players

I am a graduate math student and I believe that a nice way to raise the mathematical skills of people(especially students!) is to familiarize them with games and encourage them to use their minds and ...
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What is a good hex board size for kids to learn on, playing short games?

I'm designing some lessons on Game Theory, various versions to adapt to grades 1 through 9. In one of them I use the game of Hex to talk about games where we can prove some stuff about it even though ...
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What's the age recomendation for my app?

I've developed an android math game called MathLab that has started to gain popularity. It's a simple fill-in-the-grid puzzle with variable cell sizes and locking cells. My daughter's math teacher got ...
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Free, open-source, customizable, interactive math books with gaming elements

Free, open-source, customizable, interactive books games. Most kids find computer games much more fun than learning math. Many programmers (including some programmers with 5-6 digit monthly salaries) ...
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Math Outdoor/Camping Games and Activities

Me and my 7th-grade students are going to a 3-day trip. It's an excellent opportunity to have some outdoor math games and activities. What games and activities do you suggest? Do you know any source ...
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How to work with polynomials in difficult classes?

I am currently teaching a very difficult class, with young people (16 years old) who are deeply unmotivated and restless. I should work with them with polynomials, but I'm having a troublesome time; ...
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Fun resources and games for advanced elementary school math students?

My younger cousin (2nd grade USA) is advancing very quickly in his current math class. The school does not have much to support him in moving ahead in the material. What websites (preferably game or ...
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Fun Activities/Games Before a Break/Between Units for Secondary Geometry

I have been planning ahead and it looks like i will have a solid three to four days before the winter break where we wont really be in a unit. We will have just finished a unit and i do not want to ...
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A basic game to make arguments about

I think a significant start to my development as a mathematician was playing card games (mostly Euchre) with my parents in my youth. After a particular round, my father would tell me, "Well, with your ...
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Game or gamified application for teaching/learning secondary school mathematics

Is there any game or gamified application for teaching/learning mathematics covering a high school/secondary school curriculum?
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Helping a reluctant 12 year old

How can I help my 12 year old daughter strengthen her math skills? My strategy up until a year or so ago had been relaxed. I subscribe to the idea that the best motivation for learning is the ...
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Fun games for children [closed]

I'm looking for fun games for children (from 4 to 12 years) used in learning math concepts. They can be offline or online games.
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Examples of Good Mathematical Games for a Mathematical Olympic

As a crazy idea in a coffee break after a boring lecture I suggested my students and colleges that we can have some fun in our department by participating in a "Mathematical Olympic Games". They ...