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Properly structured games offer teachers rich opportunities to develop a pupil’s reasoning, problem solving and communicating skills. The dice and domino games suggested below also reinforce number recognition, promote cooperative play and give older pupils an opportunity to design their own board games (Mathematics Curriculum Guidelines, 1999, p. 25).
These games can be completed in school, at home, and as part of a blended-learning or distance-learning programme.
We would also like to share with you some useful weblinks to some of our favourite Maths games.
*See Maths Week Ireland for lots more useful resources! https://www.mathsweek.ie/2020/
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In addition to this we are delighted to offer you bespoke school support, where a skilled advisor will provide contextualised school support during and after school hours. If you wish to apply for school support please visit https://dms.pdst.ie/support/login using your school roll number and the password: school support2020. Finally, there are a variety of resources on our website https://www.pdst.ie/Mathematics to support schools in mathematics.
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PDST Primary STEM Team
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