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NSights Math Games for Conceptual Understanding is a resource for you to use with any mathematics curriculum. The games in this book support your students as they acquire a deeper understanding of number relationships and generalizations that lead to conceptual knowledge and robust procedural skills. These types of concepts and skills are foundational to accessing more sophisticated mathematical ideas.

The learning outcomes for each game are closely aligned to late elementary through high school. In some games, there are different levels or versions that may range from simple to more complex mathematical ideas and are, therefore, appropriate for use in a range of classrooms. This will allow you to match the game’s mathematical ideas and complexity to the levels of your students. Sometimes, you may want to review previously learned skills to focus on the number sense ideas. Or, you can use the level or version that more closely fits with the content you are teaching at grade level.

Each game in this volume includes learning outcome(s), instructions, and a game sheet. Sometimes suggestions about organizing your classroom (such as playing in pairs or teacher-led) are included to assist you in making the game a success with your students.

The games in this volume are user-friendly and accessible for all students. They have been classroom tested by students and teachers, and the suggestions we received have contributed to creating games that are highly engaging while at the same time promoting robust mathematical learning.

We suggest that you play the games with your colleagues or family before using them in the classroom so that you can become familiar with them and adapt them to fit your students’ needs or classroom format. We hope you and your students enjoy them!

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