McMillan Elementary math teacher Laura Leishman wanted to increase her hands-on application of math concepts through math manipulatives and use games that would increase engagement.
Her class focuses a lot on multiplication and division facts, and felt the game Yahtzee would help reinforce and practice equal groups of numbers. She also thought it would be fun to use 12×12 Pop to teach arrays in multiplication.
“As the Magnet teacher, I am always looking for ways to increase creative thinking,” she wrote in her MEF funding request. Adding that the game Q-bitz and Q-bitz Jr would be a great way to elevate the creative use of logic.
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