Recommended Website: Dr. Mike's Math Games for Kidshttp://www.dr-mikes-math-games-for-kids.com
Age Range: 4-13 (Grades PreK-8, approximately)
What a find! This website offers a terrific selection of engaging online
and printable math games for kids in grades K-8 that build understanding in
mathematical concepts through play. The wisdom and charm of the United
Kingdom based creator, Dr. Mike, as he explains his philosophy about helping
kids understand math is simply irresistible!
When you get to the site you'll see a welcome message. Use the menu on the
left side of your screen to explore the latest and most popular games.
You'll also find suggestions for:
*Kindy Games - An assortment of games to help preschool and kindergarten
children grasp basic math concepts with the understanding that little kids
learn by experience - not by rote learning!
*Elementary Games and Primary Games - Discover math games and math toys that
will help you provide your children (in grades 1-
with a deep, intuitive
sense of important math concepts such as number, shape, size, arithmetic,
logic, and more. And as Dr. Mike explains, "The children in your care will
love you for it."
*Home School - Dr. Mike provides creative and interesting games and tips to
help homeschool families learn math. As Dr. Mike explains, "I've gone
through all the games on this site, and evaluated them with you, the
home-schooler, in mind. It's my sincere hope that these resources will make
your home-schooling a little more joyful - or a little less burdensome -
wherever you may now be in your home-schooling journey."
You'll also find menu items that sort the games by category for ease of use
such as printable games, calculator games, magic squares, and times tables games.
Again, these games were selected because they expose children to math facts
that result in rote learning without the boredom. Through playful games your
children are immersed in math concepts that provide a foundation on which
math skills and techniques can be successfully built. Plus, Dr. Mike gives
tips on how to use them in the classroom or at home. As Dr. Mike says, "Most
important, I'll explain why these games help kids love math, why they'll be
learning more in an hour of play than they possibly could in a whole day of drills."
A big THANK YOU to ClickScholar MaryAnna for suggesting this website. Great stuff! Enjoy!
Diane Flynn Keith
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