EDC's Young Mathematicians kits provide teachers and parents with games that are fun, spark conversations about math and provide rich learning opportunities. The games are designed to promote persistence, problem-solving and puzzling skills, and support social-emotional learning.
These turnkey kits contain everything needed to start playing right away - either in the classroom or at home - and are available in English or Spanish.
Playing these games with fingers and counters supports children’s understanding of early math concepts, from counting and cardinality to composing and decomposing numbers – the foundation of addition and subtraction. When children play math games with their fingers and with simple counters, they are strengthening their number knowledge and their ability to visualize numbers in their minds. And, these games are easy-to-play anywhere because you only need your fingers or some simple objects to use as counters.
The kit includes the following 8 games:
› Game 1: Numbers, Numbers, 1, 2, 3
› Game 2: Counting Together
› Game 3: Copy My Dots
› Game 4: Number Clap
› Game 5: Make 5! with Fingers
› Game 6: More, Less, Same with Fingers
› Game 7: How Many Are Hiding? with Fingers
› Game 8: How Many Are Hiding? with Counters
Both the Classroom and Family kit include a comprehensive Teacher Guide that describes the reasoning and the research behind the games and minibooks. The guide also includes easy-to-follow directions to each game, as well as QR codes that link to videos about how to play each game and the mathematics the children are learning.
Also included with each kit is a book featuring Math Minibooks that complement the math games with short stories and play-along activities that teachers or families can read and color with children. Each minibook has a short problem-solving story that ends with a game or activity that is related to the games in the kits. These minibooks further children’s mathematics learning and support adults and children when talking about math at home and at school.
The Classroom Kit accommodates up to 20 students, while the Family Kit has enough materials for the child to play with his parents and siblings.