Maths games are fantastic for enabling children to explore fundamental number concepts and they can allow children to take learning further, through the deepening of mathematical understanding and reasoning skills.
Resources and manipulatives
Children need hands on and visual hooks to understand new concepts in Maths. With mathematics itself being abstract, concrete maths manipulatives provide the learner a ‘window’ in, to make sense of the problem at hand by touching them, playing with them, exploring the patterns and relationships which make a huge difference between understanding for depth or just for procedure. Below are some resources and manipulatives we use in year 3.