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.
Dance, jump, clap, crawl, search and draw! All of the games in this kit get children moving while they are learning math skills. For example, in the Obstacle Course games, children crawl under the table, step over the pillows and walk around the bookshelf to practice connecting spatial words to movement. In the Jumping on the Lilypad game, children roll a die and then jump that number of spaces along a number path on the floor (or jump a toy frog along a tabletop number path) to be the first to land in the pond! In Dance Patterns, children create patterns like stomp, clap, stomp, clap, stomp, clap—and try to extend or copy other people’s patterns. In Shape Dance, children dance around shape outlines and when the music stops, they find and stand on the shape that is described. In Shape Hunt, children use clues to find a shape that matches Which shape has no corners? A circle! Try these games to engage kids in active play while learning math.
The kit includes the following 9 games:
› Game 1: Number Clap
› Game 2: Number Jump
› Game 3: Jumping on the Lily Pads
› Game 4: Obstacle Course Part 1: Spatial Words
› Game 5: Obstacle Course Part 2: The Course
› Game 6: Obstacle Course Part 3: The Map
› Game 7: Shape Dance
› Game 8: Shape Hunt
› Game 9: Dance Patterns
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.