Jan 19, 2010

Stepping Stones

So I've talked a bit about a couple of the math games that didn't work for us so well. But here is one that was a definite hit! It's called Stepping Stones and I found it here. The basic gist of it is that you take flashcards (I used ones that I made last year with index cards) of the skill that you are working on, and lay them out in a path. Then you choose two game-pieces that are sure to please your child. Can you guess who is who? :) They roll the dice and move their piece that number of flashcards. If they can give the correct answer, they get to move forward. If they don't, they move backwards. We are using addition flashcards and we play it this way, if they give the correct answer right-away-off-the-top-of-their-heads, they get to move forward TWO spaces. If they use their fingers, or think about it, they move forward one space. If they get it wrong, they only move back one space. If they get it wrong, but then suddenly remember and yell out the correct answer, they stay where they are.

This is always a fun, giddy sort of game. And it's easily adaptable for any skill that you are trying to drill. We've played it three times, and they are already able to play it themselves except for the judgement call of moving forward one or two spaces.

1 comment:

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

Very cute idea for math! 1st time visiting your blog - very nice! :)


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