Fair Play

I was playing backgammon (or tavloo, as the Armenians call it) with my three-year-old last night.  This game is excellent practice for math skills like counting pips, number sense (reading a group of dots on a die without counting them), and complex problem-solving (considering a wide array of possible moves and determining the most favorable).... Continue Reading →

Snake Eyes!

Working with dice enhances number sense in young children by training them to look at a group of objects (the dots on the dice) and recognize how many are there without counting.  As children grow familiar with these common arrangements, they increase their awareness of how numbers are composed -- two columns of three makes six,... Continue Reading →

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