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.
Knowing the name of a geometric shape is just the beginning of understanding the details about it, just like remembering a person’s name is only a small part of knowing that person. It’s important for children to look carefully at the characteristics of a shape, understand which attributes define it and investigate its similarities to and differences from other shapes. The games in this kit invite children to explore shape attributes, put shapes together to make larger designs and use spatial reasoning as they flip, slide, and rotate the shapes to fit.
The kit includes the following 10 games:
› Game 1: Exact Match
› Game 2: Feel for Shapes
› Game 3: Pattern Block Puzzles: Set 1
› Game 4: Pattern Block Puzzles: Set 2
› Game 5: Pattern Block Puzzles: Set 3
› Game 6: Shape Bingo
› Game 7: Shape Dance
› Game 8: Shape Hunt
› Game 9: Same But Different
› Game 10: Which One Doesn’t Belong?
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.