Practical Dice, Cards and Maths Games (Developing fluency in the classroom and home learning)

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Developing a love of maths whilst improving fluency and reasoning is surely a no brainer. Indeed, Professor of Mathematics at Stamford University, Jo Boaler, has stated that ‘‘Puzzles and games, anything with dice, will help kids enjoy maths and develop number sense, which is critically important.’’


This twilight will highlight the research and benefits of playing games in maths and practically explore the power of subitising, structured pattern and visualization skills to aid mental calculations and this sense of number.


Using simple resources such as dice, playing cards and dominoes we will apply this research, learning and playing a number of games suitable from  reception to year 6. These can then be used directly in classrooms or as a basis for a parents’ workshop.


Why should I attend?

  • Learn and apply the research associated with games, cards, and dice.
  • Have a range of practical activities to make maths fun and engaging
  • Have strategies to develop fluency and reasoning
  • Develop children’s confidence
  • Consider how worksheets can be eliminated and games yield assessment opportunities.  
  • Have ideas on how to support parents and home learning


What will the course cover?

  • Research into the benefits of games and activities
  • The role of subitising and structured patterns to aid fluency
  • Practical dice & card games that develop fluency.
  • Reasoning opportunities and the development of mathematical vocabulary
  • Links to the objectives within the maths curriculum
  • Advice on home learning and how to set up and run parent workshops


Who should attend?

  • Maths Subject Leaders
  • Class teachers
  • Learning Mentors



Pay as you go - £50

CPD Package No charge


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Contact information

For specific enquiries about this course, please contact Stephen Noon



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