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What makes a Good Resource - Uno


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Created on 26 August 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 30 September 2010 by ncetm_administrator

What Makes a Good Resource

Uno

Resource description:

Uno

The commercially available game of "UNO" is used in a number of schools. Others are "BASE 10" and "SKIPPO" but any ordinary pack of playing cards offers lots of potential.


Teacher comment:

Children love the competition of playing the game and become skilful with tactics.

What I did:

After a few games I made some adjustments to address other areas of mathematics. Now it has been further altered by the children to include factors, fractions etc

Reflection:

There are other card games which address mathematical themes in a fun way.

  • SNAP encourages observation, concentration and matching.
  • RUMMY will get pupils thinking about sequences.
  • WHIST will address the idea of order in numbers.
  • PONTOON can promote simple mental addition.

There is also chance to promote social skills like taking turns, accepting defeat gracefully, etc.

 
 
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