Math Card Games Book Only

Math Card Games Book Only

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Item #: 025802
ISBN: 9781931980418
Grades: PK-AD

Category Description for RightStart Math Card Games:

Both supplements to RightStart Math, the spiral-bound book describes 300 card games

your child can play using the 6 special card decks (sold separately). Games are divided

into eight main categories: number sense, addition, clocks, multiplication, money, subtraction, division, and fractions. The book now includes an instructional DVD that shows how to play 14 of the games featured in the book. The DVD is also available separately if you have an earlier version of the book. Please note that book and cards are separate items, but meant to be used together.

Card decks are also available individually. The Addition (Basic) Games cards are a set of 132-3"x 2" cards numbered 0 - 10. Corner Games cards includes 50-1 ½"x 1 ¾" cards with numbers 1 through 10 printed in the corners (no two cards are alike). Fraction Games cards are a set of 75-2"x3" cards that includes 20 percentage cards that correspond to the fractions. There are 100-2"x3" cards in the Multiplication Games set that correspond to numbers in the multiplication table from 1x1 to 10x10.

Category Description for RightStart Mathematics:

Based on research comparing the differences between Japanese first grades and first grade classrooms in the U.S., this curriculum incorporates certain aspects from Asian math programs such as non-counting strategies and, for us, an alternative number naming system. In this program, the student is taught to see quantities in groups of fives and tens. When asked to add 9 + 7, instead of counting 7 up from 9, you would take 1 from 7 to make 10 and 6. This program also uses a unique number naming system. Asian words for numbers greater than 10 implicitly give you a feel for the base ten system. Literally translated, eleven is "ten-one," twelve is "ten-two," and so on. RightStart students learn to count the "math-way" before they are taught the less intuitive words for 11 to 19.

I cant summarize this program better than the creator, so let me quote from the manual:

"There are eleven major characteristics.

1. Refer to quantities of up to 3 as a group; do not count individually.

2. Use fingers to show quantities up to 10; teach 6 to 10 as 5 plus a quantity.

3. Avoid counting procedures for finding sums and remainders.

4. Once quantities 1 to 10 are known, proceed to 10 as a unit. Use the "math way" of counting; say for example, 1-ten 1 for eleven, 1-ten 2 for twelve, 2-ten for twenty, and 2-ten 5 for twenty-five.

5. Use expanded notation (overlapping) place-value cards for recording 10s and 1s

6. Proceed rapidly to hundreds and thousands; use place-value cards. Provide opportunities for trading between ones and tens, tens and hundreds, and hundreds and thousands with manipulatives.

7. Only after the above work, give the traditional English names for quantities 20 to 99 and then 11 to 19.

8. Teach tens-based strategies for addition and subtraction facts that have a sum > 10. Teach informal solutions and mental computation before written algorithmic work.

10. Teach four-digit addition and subtraction on the abacus; let the children discover the paper and pencil algorithms.

11. Short division precedes long division, which is taught in fourth grade."

In Level G, students continue to practice arithmetic, fractions and decimals, while they begin to also explore triangles, area, volume, ratios, Pythagorean Theorem, tiling, and other new concepts.

All levels require a lesson manual and worksheets, which are included in the starter kits. (The worksheets are also available separately for multiple students.) Lesson manuals contain detailed lesson plans with helpful diagrams and teaching notes. Both lesson manuals and worksheets are spiral-bound. Add on kits allow you to move forward, buying only what you need in addition to what you already have for the next levels. Deluxe Starter kits (and deluxe add-on kits) are now available, which include everything in the original kits, plus additional recommended books and manipulatives. Please note that if you start with a deluxe kit, you will need a different upgrade kit to transition to the next level. See individual descriptions for more details on kit-specific contents.~ Anh



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I have the manipulatives but needed the book
Angela D on Jul 5, 2018
Kimbre B on Apr 27, 2018
I have the manipulatives but needed the book
Angela D on Jul 5, 2018
To supplement our math curriculum with manipulatives. I purchased the cards too.
Julie T on Jun 15, 2018
Kimbre B on Apr 27, 2018
My boys learn better from games rather than flashcards.
Sandra M on Aug 11, 2017
needed them for Right Start Math A
Angela H on Jun 27, 2017
To supplement our math curriculum with manipulatives. I purchased the cards too.
Julie T on Jun 15, 2018
My boys learn better from games rather than flashcards.
Sandra M on Aug 11, 2017
Are the math games required to do the curriculum?
Angela R on Feb 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I would say they are as they provide your child with fun practice. If you are following the curriculum, the games are part of some of the lessons. Especially in Level C, which is the one we are doing right now with my 8 year old. My son loves the card games.
If you have the math games book is the cd necessary too?
A shopper on Mar 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No. When a game is unclear, I'm able to find info on it through Google, and there are lots of YouTube videos demonstrating the games too!
Whats the difference between the Math Card Games vs. Activities for the Al Abacus? Is there much of a difference other than the Activities has worksheets?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2016
Math Card Games Book Only
Math Card Games Book Only
Activities for the AL Abacus Manual
Activities for the AL Abacus Manual
BEST ANSWER: Yes, these are totally different resources. The Math Card Games provides exactly - how to play various math games with the decks of cards associated with this material. The Activities for the Abacus provides worksheets for learning activities for the abacus.
I'm not using the Right Start math program, but would like to play some math games over the summer with my child. Is it necessary to purchase the special card decks to go with this book? Or can I figure out how to make my own, or use flashcards I already have, for these games?

Also, does this book include activities for the abacus, or do I need to purchase the separate abacus activities book by the same author?
Alexandra on Jun 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I think it would be possible to make your own card decks; using #60207 or devising your own cards. Each of the card decks are described in the book's introduction. Some of these are straight-forward; however, several of the decks are more complicated and will be harder to replicate.

Many of the games/activities incorporate the use of the abacus.
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Right Start Fan
I wish I would have bought this when we first started Right Start a few years ago. It's so nice to have all the games from the books (and many more!) and instructions in one place, organized by topic, to pick through for our game times! It's helping me implement games into our math time more often. I have not used the DVD yet, so I can't comment on it's helpfulness!
June 28, 2018
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