Loop Games by INSPIReducation - 13 Game Bundle
We have put together this bundle of our first 13 Loop Games to save you time and money in your classrooms.
- 13 games - each with at least 36 questions and answers (measures has 45 questions and answers)
- Over 400 questions and answers
- Incredible games which will keep your children focused for hours trying to make the fastest loop!
- Whole class, group, or individual activities all focused on embedding key number skills.
- Great for Math Centre activities
- Can also be used to play dominoes too (matching question to answer)
- Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
- Multiplication and Division of Fractions
- Equivalency in fractions, decimals and percentages
- Squared, cubed and root numbers
- Place value (multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals by 10)
- Place value (multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals by 100)
- Place value (multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals by 1000)
- Place value (multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000)
- Place value in measures (converting one measure to another using weight, length and capacity) Measures used, mm, cm, m, g, kg, ml, L.
- 2D shape knowledge and Properties
- 3D shape knowledge, properties and images
- Circles - properties and features
- Angles and Lines
NB The five place value games are required to support children move from one skill to another, refine, practice and embed before moving on. Once achieved, the children can then master multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 in one game, before moving onto the measures game, where place value knowledge is taught within the context of length, capacity and weight)
Preparation is simple...
After purchasing and downloading, simply print off the Loop Games (you might find it useful to print onto coloured paper or card so that if you have more than one Loop Game, the cards don't get mixed up!). To keep the game fresher for longer, laminate, then cut up the cards. You are ready to introduce this amazing resources to your children! In addition to the game cards, you might want some children to have smaller white boards and pens to jot down the questions and work out the answers - but this depends on the level, needs and skills of the children in your group. Some of our children ask for these things as a support, they rarely use them but they feel more confident having them.
(The Place Value - Measure game has a handy hints sheet and vocabulary root word sheet to support children make sense of the operations they need by reviewing Greek and French roots to various words within the context of measure)
Playing is easy...
Each child/player has a card (or more to really keep them on their feet!) - teachers can also take part
One child starts by reading out the question on their card.
The other children must work out the answer and see if that answer is the same one as on their card. If it is, they read out the next question on their card.
Once again, the other children work out the answer and check to see if they have it on their card.
The game finishes when every child has read out their question and all the answers have been used.
Watch out for...
As the games progress, some answers may be on more than one card (for examples there are at least three 1000 answer cards in the Measures game) - this will lead to a loop within the Loop Game. The children must work out how to get every child to ask their question by reviewing the different variations of loops. This encourages problem solving, listening skills and finding an effective solution.
Once the children have got the hang of the Loop Games, a range of extensions can be used:
- Swap the cards after each game so that children do not remember who has which card and then remind their friends who is next!
- Time the children and record how long each game takes to complete - can they beat their time on every go?
- Which question is the most tricky to answer? Start with this card - the children will think of it as cheating, but really they are learning the answer to that question
- Put the children in teams with a set of cards to watch out for - how does this change the timing challenge?
- What is the most number of loops they can find within the game?
We have found that the children in our classes also invent their own games, and want to add their own cards to extend the game. It is not unusual for our games to have more than 60 or 70 cards in each game, with the children having multiple cards each.
They love the challenge, the speed, the fun and the different way of doing math revision!
We hope that you enjoy our Loop Games.
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