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Games to Teach Number

by Early Math Counts

When last I wrote about Kamii’s Number in Preschool and Kindergarten book, I was exploring Chapter 4 – School Situations to “Teach” Number.  In the first half of the chapter, Kamii described several ways that teachers can use everyday activities to teach number.  The second half of the chapter focuses on group games as a vehicle to “provide an excellent context for thinking in general and for comparing quantities.” (p. 52).

Kamii describes several great examples of group games appropriate for even the youngest children.

  • Aiming Games
  • Hiding Games
  • Races and Chasing Games
  • Guessing Games
  • Board Games
  • Card Games

In the coming weeks, I will explore each of these categories further as I finally wrap up the discussion of this great book.


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