Lara Carnovali – the famous teacher and blogger known online in social networks as “Teacher Larissa” – has created a new briefcase to gradually bring children and mathematics closer together
Dedicated to children in first and second grades of primary school, Teacher Larissa’s Mathematics Briefcase offers many games and activities which aim to engage and entertain while dealing with mathematical concepts.
In this way, mathematics transforms into something interesting and exciting!
Teacher Larissa’s Mathematics Briefcase is made up of 10 decks of cards, with 55 cards in each, two boards with dice and tokens to use with over 30 activities that cover the most important didactic objectives in mathematics in the first and second grades of primary school.
The decks of cards in the briefcase should not only be considered as teaching tools to be used in the classroom. Being games, first and foremost, they can very well be used at home as an activity for consolidating learning or simply for leisure and pleasure.
Some games require two players to participate, others involve a larger group of children, while others still are solitary games.
THE GAMES IN THE BRIEFCASE; FUN, INTRIGUING AND ALWAYS NEW
MORE OR LESS
Addition and subtraction to 12
MOVE THE BUSH
Mental calculations to 50
MONSTROUS TIMES TABLES
Times tables and logical associations
The 4 operations and logical associations
EVERYBODY LINE UP!
Positions of objects in space
A DOMINO… MORE OR LESS
Addition and subtraction to 20
IT’S TIME TO PLAY!
Knowing and recognizing time
LET’S STAY IN SHAPE
The main geometric shapes
A MIND LIKE A STEEL TRAP
The representations of numbers
A DELICIOUS PIZZA
Recognizing the parts of a whole
THE NUMBERS OF THE PLANETS
Calculations with different operations
THE TIMES TABLES POND
The times tables and answers
HOW TO USE THE DECKS OF CARDS
The teacher who proposes a game to the class using the decks of cards has numerous possibilities for organizing the activity. For example, he/she can:
SOME ADVICE BEFORE YOU PLAY
Primary school teacher, she is involved in the direction of the Italian School in Portland (USA), a non-profit teaching organization for teaching Italian to mainly English-speaking adults and children.
Known on the web as the Teacher Larissa, thanks to her blog, she is a reference point for teachers and parents.