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A Guide to Playing Games
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Learners with Dyslexia and Dyscalculia benefit from practical, hands on activities to support the teaching of mathematical concepts including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Click the section on the right to access games and practical activities.

Playing maths games:

Encourages number sense,  fluency and confidence 

It supports memory and provides overlearning opportunities allowing work covered to be reviewed

Increases engagement and motivation

Considers different learning styles

Learners thinking can be observed

Active learning involving strategic thinking

Alternative strategy for learning number facts and times tables

Provides number talk opportunities 



Who knew there were so many benefits to playing Snakes and Ladders?