The Grade Twos in Division 7 and 8 are learning about numbers to 100. If you are looking for some educational games to help reinforce what we are learning at school, here are my top picks.
We have been practicing counting by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. This connect the dot game lets you choose what number you would like to count by, while this one is just by ones up to 100.
We’ve also been looking at patterns on the hundreds chart. This game lets you fill in missing numbers (choose the 1-100 chart). If you feel like more of a challenge, in this game you have to find fireworks hidden in the chart, but the numbers aren’t shown. Count down the tens column then on by ones to find what you are looking for.
Soon we will be talking about the value of numbers, and how to show them as groups of tens and ones. This game lets you build numbers using base ten blocks just like the ones we have at school. We will also be comparing numbers, although we only use the equal sign and unequal sign, not the greater than (>) and less than (<) signs. If you’d like to play this racing game, think about the two signs as greedy birds, they always open their beaks to the bigger number. Choose level one for numbers to 100.
One last site, Figure This! had math challenges for families. They cover a wide range of topics, and are designed to be talked about and solved together. Hope this inspires you to have some math fun!