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Number Jumbler

Curriculum Relevance | Objectives | Game Overview
How To Use With Interactive Whiteboard | How to use only small number of Computers

Curriculum Relevance
KS1
Ma 2 Number and Algebra/Levels 2 & 3
1a, 1b, 1c, 1e, 1f, 1g
2b
3a, 3b, 3d, 3e, 4a, 4b

Breadth of Study
1b, 1d, 1f, 1g

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Objectives
  • Recognise odd and even numbers.
  • More or Less
  • Counting Coins
  • Rounding to the nearest ten.
  • Choosing appropriate operation symbols.
Game Overview
This game provides a number of options:

Odd and even
This game offers numbers up to 100 and asks children to identify whether they are odd or even. Where children are unsure, they can use the help button, which provides a visual image of the number, broken into recognisable units. When children use this on-line help, ask them to say how the number is represented.

More or less
Children are presented with pairs of numbers up to 100 and asked to identify whether the first is greater than, or less then the second. The True/false buttons selects the answer and children may need support initially in using these.

Win the Money
The screen shows a collection of coins and the player is asked to find the total value of the coins. It may be helpful to have a collection of coins or a number line to support children in their calculations.

Missing signs
This game can be played at different levels: addition and subtraction, multiplication and division or all four operations. Number sentences are presented with the operation sign missing. The player is asked to choose the appropriate operation symbol.

Round to the nearest 10p.
The game is played in two steps, with the child first finding the total, then rounding up or down. It works with the convention that any number ending in 0-4 is rounded DOWN to the previous 10p and any 5-9 is rounded up to the next 10p. If children have difficulties in counting the larger piles of coins, they can use the cursor to count the coins individually as it highlights each coin one by one. Encourage the children to use known facts about one pile of coins to make intelligent judgements about the other piles. (E.g. if you have counted one pile and found it to be 80p, then the shorter pile cannot be 90p).

If playing the game in Netscape you will need Flash Player 4.020 or above, in order to print out the results. There is an option to upgrade your Flash as you access each game.

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How to use with Interactive Whiteboard

Odd and Even
  • Review ways to recognise odd and even numbers and split class into groups of four.
  • Ask each group to make an odd and even card. Bring up first screen of 'odd and even' game. As you play the game ask all groups to hold up an odd/even card before you check the answer. For every correct answer, allot a point.
  • During the first question click on help and demonstrate how using an abacus can help them.
  • Complete game and ask children to finish print-off version of 'Odd and Even'.
More or Less
  • Recap on the terms more than, less than, fewer than and greater than.
  • Write down a two-digit number and ask class to guess the number by asking questions. Suggest questions and discuss the implications. E.g. Is it an odd number? Is it greater than? Is it less than ..? Is it between ….? Ask groups to make a 'more' and a 'less' card.
  • Bring up first screen of 'more or less' game. As you play the game ask all groups to hold up an appropriate card. Together check answer on screen, for every correct answer allocate a point.
  • When the game is over ask children to complete print-off version and 'Banana Splits' print off.
Missing Signs
  • With class brainstorm the four operation symbols.
  • Together write number sentences ending in =50 and featuring each of the four operation symbols.
  • Bring up the first screen of the 'Number Jumbler' game. Click on (+ and -) game. Ask children to call out whether you should click on + or - to complete the calculation.
  • Click on (x and÷) game. Ask children to call out which symbol you should click on.
  • Ask groups to make cards representing the four operation symbols. Click on the (+ - X÷) game and ask all groups to hold up the appropriate card as you play. Together check answer on screen, for every correct answer allocate a point.
  • Ask children to complete the print-off versions of the 'Missing Signs' games: 'Plus and Minus'
    'Multiply and Division'
    'Plus, Minus, Multiply and Division'
    .
Win the Money
  • Review the different coins, and recap on key words
    Money, coins, notes, value, worth, pounds, £, price, cost, buy, bought, sell, and change.
  • Consider the different combination of coins that could make up £2. For example: 4 x50p, 2x£1, 10x 20p and 100 x2p.
  • Split class into groups, give each group a selection of coins.
  • Designate each colour of the room with one of the 4 colours, e.g. a red, yellow, blue or green corner. Bring up first screen of 'Win the Money' and before you check the answer on screen, allow time for all groups to copy the combination of coins and to take it to relevant corner of the room. Together check answer on screen, every time a group take the right combination of coins to the correct corner, they collect a prize/score a point.
Rounding to the Nearest Ten
  • Review how to round to the nearest 10 and write up rules on board. (E.g. that any number ending in 0-4 is rounded down and that any number ending in 5-9 is rounded up.
    Show first screen of 'Rounding to the nearest 10p' game. Together work out the total of the coins, check your answer.

  • At money stack stage, remind children that they are rounding to the nearest 10 and that the different coin stacks are made up of 10 pence coins.

  • Ask children to round to the nearest 10 and guess which stack it's likely to be.

  • Move the cursor up the 'likely' stack as the class count the coins. Check answer and move on to complete game.

  • Ask children to complete print-off version of 'Rounding to the Nearest Ten'.


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How to use with whole class access or small number of computers

Odd and Even/More or Less
  • Begin with quick class review of odd and even numbers and the terms more than and less than. Demonstrate how children use an abacus to help them decide.
  • Split those waiting to play online game into groups. Ask each child to think up 3 even numbers and 3 odd numbers between 1 to 100 and to write these numbers on bits of paper. Put numbers into a group hat. Ask children to take turns picking a number, which their group members have to guess by ask questions. Write up question suggestions on white board, e.g. Is it an odd number? Is it greater than? Is it less than ..? Is it between ….?
  • Children to play online game in pairs, starting with the 'odds and even' game and finishing on the 'more or less' game. Draw their attention to the 'how to play' and help facilities.
  • Ask children to complete print-off versions of 'Odd and Even' and 'More or less' individually, when they have finished the online game.
Missing Signs
  • With class brainstorm the four operation symbols. Together write number sentences ending in =50 and featuring each of the four operation symbols.
  • Split those waiting to play online game into groups. Ask each child to write the four operation symbols on four separate pieces of paper, then put them into a group hat. Ask children to take turns to choose a number and pick an operation symbol from the hat. Ask all group members to write down one number sentence, which features both the chosen number and symbol.
  • Children to play online game in pairs. Bring up first screen of Number Jumbler, point out the 'Missing Sign' buttons and suggest they play the games in the following order: (+-), (x ÷) and (+ - x ÷). Draw attention to the 'how to play' facility.
  • When chidren have played online game ask them to complete print-off versions of Missing Signs: 'Plus and Minus'
    'Multiply and Division'
    'Plus, Minus, Multiply and Division'
    .
Win the Money
  • Review the different coins, and recap on key words:
    Money, coins, notes, value, worth, pounds, £, price, cost, buy, bought, sell, and change.
  • Consider the different combination of coins that could make up £2. For example: 4 x50p, 2x£1, 10x 20p and 100 x2p.
  • Split those waiting to play online game into groups. Give each group a selection of coins. Ask each child to draw or write a favourite toy and price it from 10p to £2. Ask group to think up as many different combinations of coins as they can, to pay for each toy. Ask groups to swap over the choice of toys and to imagine they have £2 to spend. Ask them to decide how they will spend it, choosing from the new selection of toys. Ask them to work out how much change they will get when they buy the chosen items.
  • Children to play online game in pairs. Bring up first screen of 'Money Go Round' Draw attention to the 'how to play' facility.
  • Ask children to complete print-off 'Win The Money'and 'Money Go Round' when they have finished the online game.
Rounding to the Nearest Ten
  • Review how to round to the nearest 10 and write up rules on board. (E.g. that any number ending in 0-4 is rounded down and that any number ending in 5-9 is rounded up.)
  • Split those waiting to play online game into groups of 3. Ask each child to write a shopping list and to price each item between 10p - £2 e.g. Bottle of Milk 33p, Crisps 28p, etc. Ask them to swap their list with someone in the group and then to round the items on the new list to the nearest 10. Then ask them to swap the list once more and to work out how many ten pence pieces needed for each item on the list.
  • Children to work in pairs. Bring up first screen of 'Rounding to the nearest ten pence'. Read the 'how to play' page together. Talk children through the first question and point out the two stages of the game. Show how to use the cursor to highlight the coins as they count them. Suggest they make intelligent guesses rather than counting all stacks e.g. Which stacks it's most likely to be?
  • Ask children to complete print-off 'Rounding To The Nearest 10p' individually, when they have finished the online game.
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Links
Radio Programmes 1,2 and 3
TV Programmes 5,6,7
Print and Do: Money Go Round | Aging Monkeys | Banana Splits | What's the magic number ?

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