Collaborative Math Game Project
Relax and take a ‘holladay’ with us while learning some math on the way
Right now I hope to gather as many like minded people as possible to help collaborate and create a resource of fun math games.
I believe good ideas do spread to other classes and teachers (But sadly In the absence of collaboration, many good ideas leave the school with their originator), Our aim here is to combine our knowledge and enabling our readers to become writers and collaboratively build a richer and more useful resource of math games.
The point of the newsletter is not just to use all the math games submitted so far (currently 57) but to collaborate together to create the best math games that will benefit the children we have influence over.
Our mailing list doesn’t stop there, I encourage teaching professionals and homeschooling parents throughout the world to not only to develop and disseminate math games, activities, but also to share their general best practices in teaching math to all ages.
Lets together create the best math materials!!
How it works:
You will receive the unedited submissions of fellow readers and myself. These emails will then have a link to an editable google doc that you now have the permission to improve and enhance the original idea/game/activities thus perfecting it for every ones use.
I thought of making this a wiki but the ability to print these games out and USE them wasn’t as good as just a Google doc.
I hope this project inspires and shows all teachers the power of collaborating
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