# Category Archives: Games

## Not Your Mom’s Flashcards: Conceptual Understanding of Multiplication

What’s the purpose of flashcards? There’s 2 answers I frequently hear and only one I agree with. Answer 1: help kids know/memorize their facts Answer 2: help students build fluency through the automatization of strategy I know how Tracy and many … Continue reading

## Subitizing to Foster Multiplicative Thinking

Learning basic facts through tricks or a mnemonic song lead students down a path of memorization, not understanding. I previously discussed the idea of conceptual development here. When students practice their multiplication facts, they’re expected to move from concrete to abstract … Continue reading

## The Purposeful Use of Games in Math Class

Last week I was working with a group of amazing teachers while conducting a workshop for the Georgia Department of Education. These 2 day workshops can be mentally draining for participants so I purposefully slide games in throughout the 12 … Continue reading