Online Activities

     Please check out mathcommunities.org for a calendar of “joyful math online” events, plus a list of AIM’s national K-12 engagement programs. 

 

JMRF Game of the Week- New Game Added on June 30!

     At the beginning of each week, Julia Robinson Math Festival will be publishing one of our favorite 1 or 2-player games. Although some games will involve manipulatives, all of them will be accompanied with instructions for how to play with just pencil and paper, so that you can play anytime and anywhere! JMRF Game of the Week     El Juego Semanal

Additional JRMF activities.

 

Ken Ken for the Classroom-New Games Added on June 30!

     Puzzle sets are sent via email to me every Friday. Each set contains a variety of levels and sizes, appropriate for all ages, grades, and skill levels. KenKen is one of the best teaching tools available to encourage the development of math skills, logic, creativity, critical thinking, reasoning, self-confidence and perseverance. Plus…it makes math FUN! This week’s set can be downloaded here: KenKen 

 

Exploding Dot Explorers:

     The Global Math Project team offers heartfelt wishes for ease and well-being for you and your loved ones during this difficult time. Maintaining health and well-being, and curbing the spread of the virus, we know, has not just a physical toll, but psychological and financial tolls as well. 

     As schools and universities close across the globe, we have received requests to offer some specific guidance on helping students and parents conduct coherent, self-guided Exploding Dots experiences at home. In case it is of interest to you, James has prepared such a document.  You can read it and download it G’Day Math.

     Be safe. Our best wishes. – The GMP team.

 

Signup for Math Monday Live, Mondays at noon PST

     Now that schools are closed, families need fun ways to keep learning at home. That’s why I started Math Monday Live. Every week I’ll show you a new math game you can play at home, using things you have around the house. And I’ll give you ideas for making the game easier or harder, so all ages can play. Each episode is 30 minutes long, and is for kids ages 6-12 and their parents to do together, so parents, plan on sticking around for the whole episode. Sign up below, and make math a highlight of your week! Math Mondays Live

 

MATHCOUNTS Practice

     The 2019-2020 MATHCOUNTS Handbook can be downloaded here: MC Handbook

     The MATHCOUNTS website publishes a new problem every week. problem-of-the-week

     The Art of Problem Solving website hosts a MATHCOUNTS Trainer program. MATHCOUNTS Trainer

 

 ST Math at Home

     K-8 Visual Math Program  With ST Math, students progress at their own pace and engage with a unique series of animated puzzles. Students use the immediate and informative feedback to adjust their thinking while solving a problem. This program is free through June 30, 2020st-math-homeschool

 

Math At Home 

     32 page booklet for helping your children learn and enjoy mathematics English Version    Spanish Version  

 

My Family’s Favorite Board Games

      Settlers of Catan  

Advanced board game with multiple expansion sets. The basic game takes about an hour to play.

     7 Wonders

High quality, unique board game where players all build their Wonders at the same time. After a set amount of turns, points are scored based on what each player has accomplished.

     Qwirkle

A tile-based game that shares some characteristics with the games Rummikub and Scrabble.

     Clue

A classic board game. My family has the Master Detective edition with more rooms, suspects and weapons.

     221B Baker Street

Our newest favorite! Step into Sherlock Holmes’ shoes, visit locations to gather clues and solve the mystery

     Ticket to Ride

Race to build continuous lines of trains connecting destinations. Multiple versions are available! 

My Family’s Favorite Card Games

     SET

     Quiddler

     Phase 10

     Spades