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TITLE OF THE INTERVENTION TOOL

Estimation game

ADDRESS TO

Class

COGNITIVE AREA AND MATHEMATICAL DOMAIN ADDRESSED

Memory/Arithmetic

UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING PRINCIPLES

- Engagement/Sustaining efforts and persistence
- Representation/Perception
- Representation/Language and symbols
- Action and expression/Expression and communication

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES

- Engineering classroom discussions
- Activating students s resources for one another
- Activating learners as the owners of their own learning

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

• Two Dice
• Paper
• Pencil

ESTIMATED TIME

30 Minutes

DESCRIPTION

Divide the paper into two columns; one column lists the values on each dice face, whereas the other contains arbitrary numbers previously chosen.
Pair students together. Taking turns to roll the dice, they must add the obtained numbers together in their heads. For example, if a student rolls five and six, the calculation is number that corresponds to five + number that corresponds to six. Without pencil, paper or calculator, the student must perform the addition. If he/she she is wrong but within a range of five numbers — verifying the solution with a calculator — the answer is considered correct. The first student to answer five questions right wins.
For a more advanced version, the numbers can be smaller but multiplication instead of addition must be performed.

EDUCATIONAL AIM

This intervention tool aims to help students to develop skills and techniques of mental calculus.

REFERENCES

www.nctm.org (Addition and Subtraction:The Big Ideas and Essential Understandings)

INTERVENTION TOOL (PDF)

MONITORING TOOL (PDF)

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