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Learning Math through Play

Math Learning Activity


Benjamin Franklin said, "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." Thus is the premise for the elementary schools' math program. At Lore School, students spent time this fall exploring math concepts such as place value by interacting with manipulatives and playing games with classmates. By participating in a game called Island Hopping, students in third grade practiced rounding to the nearest ten, and students in fourth grade played a game called Four Card Draw to compare numbers to the nearest thousands. These activities, have students using manipulatives to think about place value, which will ultimately help them understand not only how, but also why they may exchange when solving math equations. At Lore School, we are learning by doing, and the kids love every minute of it!  Math