Loop Card Games
This is a well-known activity but is adapted for groups of 2, 3 or 4 children. There are 6 loop games offered covering "bridging" in mental calculation, time problems and practice with multiplication and division. The games can also be used either as a domino game using the strips or matching pairs game if strips are cut in two.
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I lost confidence in large, whole-class loop games, as those whose “turn” has passed become disengaged until the game finishes, and also children who have difficulties can be disadvantaged / embarrassed. Small loop games overcome both.
What I did:
I designed and made several loop games, cut these in strips and allowed pairs to work with them, rotating as they finished.
This is a very engaging activity and non-threatening.
I found it useful to use the same activity in all 3 modes [loop game, dominoes and matching cards] and so provide a thorough assessment tool.
Children would complete an answers template which would also retain numbers and key words for each