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.
Children love playing games where they get to arrange cards and roll dice and many of the games in this kit have both. The Count and See Cards included in this kit have both the numeral and the dice pattern printed on them
which encourages children to associate the written numeral on the card with the quantity of dots in the dice pattern. Through their use, children practice putting the cards in order and learning that 4 comes after 3 and before 5, helping them to build a strong understanding of the number sequence. In later games, children can roll two dice and add them together to turn over cards, building their early understanding of number operations such as addition and subtraction.
The kit includes the following 7 games:
› Game 1: Explore Number Order
› Game 2: What’s the Missing Card?
› Game 3: Hidden Card (X-Ray Vision Game)
› Game 4: Roll One 1–6
› Game 5: Roll Two 1–6
› Game 6: Roll Two 1–12 s
› Game 7: Count and See Board Game
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.