Tumbleweeds Math Maze
Help Tumbleweed get to the end of the maze by answering arithmetic questions.
- Take turns with your child, either one turn each or one game each.
- Have paper and pencil ready should your child need them to calculate the answers.
- Use a number line or counters with a younger child who may need concrete examples of the question to form an answer.
- Keep a tally of how many addition, subtraction, and multiplication questions it takes for each game.
- Take turns predicting the roll of the die.
Tumbleweed's Math Maze encourages your child to develop proficiency in addition, subtraction, and multiplication while playing a delightful version of an old favourite, "Snakes and Ladders."
Tumbleweed's Math Maze focuses on the following curriculum expectations of the Ontario Math Curriculum:
Number Sense and Numeration
3. Solve problems involving the addition and subtraction of one-and two-digit whole numbers, using a variety of strategies, and investigate multiplication and division.
- Use various concrete materials found around the house as counters for addition and subtraction (e.g., pieces of fruit, cutlery, crayons, etc.).
- Sing the multiplication tables with your child. These might be available on a children's cassette for car use.
- Go on a "Numbers Walk" and look for numbers used in many ways throughout your neighbourhood. Ask your child why the numbers are important.