The
math module ends with a game called,"Salute".

This
game is for at least 3 people. One person acts as a captain and deals
one card to each player. Without looking at the card, players hold the card up
to their foreheads and say “salute”. The captain says the sum, difference or
product of the two cards. The player to guess the number on their card first
wins both cards. The player with the most cards at the end of the session or
deck wins. For example, imagine player 1 has a 9 and player 2 has a 4. If the
students are practicing addition the captain will say “The sum is 13.”
Subtraction: “The difference is 5.” Multiplication: “The product is 36”. The
first player to guess the number on their own card wins the cards. For older
children, it is possible to practice all three math skills at once. The captain
can rotate through each of the phrases throughout game play. This makes game
play even more challenging and exciting for the children.

The
best take away from the module would be that children learn best with concrete
materials. Instead of explaining verbally through modeling, it is better when children get to try it by themselves. Through exploration and experimentation of materials, children learn the concepts more effectively. I felt that the discussions and conversations I had with my group while solving each
math problem was enriching. Till the next math problem ...

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