games Archives - Mary Kienstra

More Fun on the Coordinate Plane

By: Mary Kienstra on: February 5, 2015  in: coordinate grid, Engagement, games

Keeping with my recent theme of the coordinate plane, (See these posts for more information), I was looking to find more ways to use the ordered pairs in daily life.  This time, I decided to combine my students’ favorite games, SET, with the coordinate plane.  The purpose, of course, is to use the SET game to […] Read more

Games: the Best Math Engagement Strategy

By: Mary Kienstra on: November 17, 2014  in: Engagement, feedback, games

Games are always a good way to boost student engagement in math.  There’s something about adding a bit of friendly competition to motivate students to work hard.  I use many different games and variations of games in my math classroom.  One of my favorites for teaching factors and multiples is on the website, Calculation Nation, a game site affiliated with […] Read more