Thursday, December 9, 2010

Math + Games = Happy Learning!

Boys and Girls of PS4 love games! Whether it's a basketball game, computer game or math game, students enjoy learning while playing. Mr. Ovalle supports the work that classroom teachers do by reinforcing math skills using math games. Mr. Ovalle is PS4's math teacher! When he walks into a classroom, students get excited! They know that he will be teaching them how to play a game that involves addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. "Okay, let's see who's ready", says Mr. Ovalle as he distributes a game called Sum Swamp to the students of Ms. Hodge's class. "6 + 2 = 8", announces Monise F. of class 223. This is a game where players roll three dice to create a number sentence. The first player to reach the other side of the swam, is the winner!

Mr. Ovalle is not the only cluster teacher who uses games to reinforce the skills students need to be successful. Ms. Baez (science), Ms. Grimes (technology) and Mr. Harris (social studies) also use games to help students learn! To see a list of games used with the Everyday Math curriculum used at PS4, click here. Also, check out these fun online websites:

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