Holladay School

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

Schoolhouse Rock – Math

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Schoolhouse Rock – Three is a Magic Number Schoolhouse Rock – Ready or Not, Here I Come (5s) SchoolHouse Rock – Figure Eight Schoolhouse Rock – My Hero, Zero SchoolHouse Rock – Where The Money Goes Schoolhouse Rock – (Money Rock) – $7.50 Once A...

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Speed Math for Kids : The Fast, Fun Way To Do Basic Calculations

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Speed Math for Kids : The Fast, Fun Way To Do Basic Calculations

Download Free ebooks Followers Speed Math for Kids ebook Description : Learn how to easily do quick mental math calculations! Speed Math for Kids is your guide to becoming a math genius–even if you have struggled with math in the past. Believe it or not, you have the ability to perform lightning quick calculations that will astonish your friends, family, and teachers. You’ll be able to master your multiplication tables in minutes, and learn basic number facts while doing it. While the other kids in class are still writing down the problems, you can be calling out the answers. Speed Math for Kids is all about playing with mathematics. This fun-filled book will teach you: * How to multiply and divide large numbers in your head * What you can do to make addition and subtraction easy * Tricks for understanding fractions and decimals * How to quickly check answers every time you make a calculation * And much more Speed Math for Kids ebook Download Link :...

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The Seven Times Tables

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Magic Math for 7’s Multiplication, Learning the Times Table Mister Numbers uses the Magic Blackboard to teach a way to create multiplying by 7 in a fun way from patterns. Share this fun video with a parent or kid.This teaches a positive attitude toward math and pattern recognition, as well as teaching the times table. Playful patterns create all the times tables. On a tic-tac-toe square you put the numbers 1-9. In seconds you can create the Sevens multiplication table. It is fun and easy patterns that create 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, and 63. And there are ways to continue the pattern to reveal multiplication of the Sevens to 100 x 7 and beyond. Readeez Presents Matheez: The Sevens Table (Multiplication Facts) Multiplication Table 7 Seven Times Tables Subscribe to my free Multiplication Mastery Course. Just click on the ‘create a new account’ button and follow the few simple steps for full access. Multiplication Mastery: Learn your Times Tables in 7...

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Skip Counting by 3, 6 & 9

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Use this to help kids memorize multiplication facts. Skip Counting by 3 Skip Counting by 9 Multiply by 3 Skip Counting by 6 [phpbay]Skip Counting,...

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Relationships Improve Student Success

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Relationships Improve Student Success (PhysOrg.com) — When students are underachieving, school policymakers often examine class size, curriculum and funding, but University of Missouri researchers suggest establishing relationships may be a powerful and less expensive way to improve students’ success. In a review of the research they show that students with positive attachments to their teachers and schools have higher grades and higher standardized test scores. “In this era of accountability, enhancing student-teacher relationships is not merely an add-on, but rather is fundamental to raising achievement,” said Christi Bergin, associate professor in the MU College of Education. “Secure student-teacher relationships predict greater knowledge, higher test scores, greater academic motivation and fewer retentions or special education referrals. Children who have conflicted relationships with teachers tend to like school less, are less self-directed and cooperate less in the classroom.” The authors summarized a range of research on attachment-like relations with parents, teachers and schools. They found that student attachment influences school success through two routes: indirectly through attachment to parents which affects children’s behavior at school and directly through attachment to teachers and schools. Children with healthy attachment are able to control their emotions and are more socially competent and willing to take on challenging learning tasks in the classroom. “To be effective, teachers must connect with and care for children with warmth, respect and trust,” said David Bergin, associate professor of educational psychology, and the other author of the article. “In addition, it is important for schools to make children feel secure and valued, which can liberate them to take on intellectual and social challenges and explore new...

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Free Math Worksheets Generator

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This website is dedicated to providing free, high-quality math worksheets that target basic math facts. We feel that old-fashioned timed math tests are a critical component of mathematics mastery, and decided that there was a need for highly customizable math worksheets. Hopefully you’ll agree that our math facts worksheets generators are flexible enough to meet every conceivable need for paper-based math facts preparation. Math worksheet customizations available include: Horizontal or vertical display of math problems Customizable number of rows and columns (good for standard or landscape printing) Restrictions to specialize the numeric range of the operands Optional worksheet and student names Can be printed without footers and headers to look really professional Can generate 1-120 problems. Many teachers choose to print 100 problems per page. Free Math Worksheets...

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Grade 1 Math Worksheets

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Addition Facts Worksheet – Level 1 Worksheet Only | Worksheet and Answers Write answers to addition exercises (sums to ten). Problems are stated in a single line format. This worksheet is designed to help students gain competence in the Grade One Math Standard 1 – Numbers and Operations. Addition Facts Worksheet – Level 1 Practice Worksheet Only | Worksheet and Answers Generates addition problems based on the number you input in the dialog box. Please enter a whole number between 0 and 12. Problems are stated in a single line format. This worksheet is designed to help students gain competence in the Grade One Math Standard 1 – Numbers and Operations. Subtraction Facts Worksheet – Level 1 Worksheet Only | Worksheet and Answers Write answers to subtraction exercises (subtraction from ten and below). Problems are stated in a single line format. This worksheet is designed to help students gain competence in the Grade One Math Standard 1 – Numbers and...

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INTRODUCTION

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Introduction There is nothing inherently good about education, schooling or learning. Learning can be either very good or very bad, depending on what is learnt, how it is learnt and what it is designed to do. Clive Harber (p7) A question I have asked myself many times is: what is education and what is it for? More recently I have asked: Why, when you add the word “system” does all real learning stop? One key assumption that needs challenging is the myth that education is a “good thing” and the more one has the better off one will be.( Thompson 1983). The idea that schooling=education needs questioning. Access to schooling is seen as a key issue worldwide. However, the content, process, context and purpose of that education is seldom challenged. The purpose is always presumed to be benign; if it goes wrong it is with good intention. I will question that assumption. I will look at the content of education; what is learned, what is not, the imposition of a curriculum and who decides what is on it and why, in the section on learning. The process, the how it is learned, is referred to throughout, but particularly in “Rigid methods for rigid minds” and “School is the only way”. How the process is pushed by assessment and exams is considered under “Numbering our children”. The methods prescribed, the metaphors of learning, the how it is done, are often seen as separate from the content. But in many ways, the process is the content. How it is done dictates the messages taken in. It was Marshall McLuhan who told us that the medium is the message- how we transmit a message is the real meaning. As Illich points out, school tells us that learning is the result of teaching despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. (Illich p35) This turns knowledge into a commodity, owned by institutions, rather than something everyone has a right to access and create. In the section on separation, I look at the role of schooling in creating the many personal and social schisms that destroy community cohesion and individual wholeness. By “school” I am referring to: An age-specific, teacher-related process requiring full-time attendance at an obligatory curriculum. (Illich p32) It has become the worldwide default for educating children and for initiating them into a global culture. I will look at the culture of school, the context, the environment of school learning. The culture of school includes the myths, beliefs and values that school upholds and transmits. It includes the power structures it demonstrates and how this acts nationally and globally to the detriment of us all. Despite much that is written about the benefits of child-led learning, the process of schooling has changed little in hundreds of years. The teacher is still the centre, the leader of learning by rote instilled through confrontation and punishment. (Cohen 1983) Please Finish Reading...

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PREFACE

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PREFACE

PREFACE A lifetime in education taught me the lesson of deferred gratification, which is really foregone gratification. It taught me to accept the unacceptable; to detach from the screams within; to pursue the academic without feeling, well not without: sometimes with boredom, sometimes with fear, very, very rarely with exhilaration at an idea that resonates. That kind of learning seemed only to happen in genuine connection to others or with books freely chosen. The years spent in tedious lectures, on pointless lessons- most of the information was lost the minute the exam is over, if it was ever there in the first place. This is a one sided argument that wouldn’t gain me any credits in an academic institution, but having spent way too many years in such institutions, its time for me to break free. But there is balance- this is to counterbalance an overwhelming weight of pro-school propaganda from all parts of the political and social spectrum that, even when it acknowledges that there may be some problems with some schools still argues that schools are essential socialising machines for the young, to deny them even a day of this wholly positive experience is to rob them of life chances, to neglect their needs and hamper their development. It is to expose and dissect this cruel lie that I decided to write this book. This is the other side of the story…. What’s wrong with school? Flies in our eyes In Catch-22 there is a running joke about a soldier who has flies in his eyes, but he can’t see them because he has flies in his eyes. When we have been through a school system, we all have flies in our eyes and can’t see clearly what it is that put them there. To remove those flies we have to ask important questions: What sort of society and planet do we want? What sort of children and adults are we creating by the education we are giving? Who or what benefits most from the type of education that exists in schools? These are some of the questions I am trying to answer in this book (blog). Read...

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Magic Math for 7’s Times Table

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Learning the Times Table Playful patterns create all the times tables. On a tic-tac-toe square you put the numbers 1-9. In seconds you can create the Sevens multiplication table. It is fun and easy patterns that create 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, and 63. And there are ways to continue the pattern to reveal multiplication of the Sevens to 100 x 7 and beyond. any kids do learn easier by visualizing a picture or video. It also gives them a big picture of the whole set of 7 factors. Besides, it’s fun. One trick to knowing where to start in the tac-tac-toe square is to put a 7 in the first box (top left) doing the Sevens or a 3 in the first box for the Threes. Then it is obvious. Be sure to see the Threes video because, by my Rule of Ten, it is the same but opposite of the...

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