document Using Math Games and Word Problems to Increase the Math Maturity of K-8 Students


Moursund, David and Albrecht, Robert (2011). Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. (210 pages).

Microsoft Word file. This book was created for preservice and inservice teachers with the goal of improving the informal and formal math education of preK-8 students. The authors emphasize using simple, inexpensive games to provide students with learning environments that help to increase their levels of math maturity. The focus is on learning for understanding that will last a lifetime.

The book includes both underlying math education “theory” and a variety of games. There is considerable emphasis on developing and testing strategies to help increase one’s effectiveness in dealing with recurring math-related problems and problem situations.