thanks for the ideas
06292007, 03:53 AM


I had a session with him yesterday before getting these ideas, so I invented a game for us. We used 2 different colored dice and a number line. We put the dice in a cup and flipped it over, covering the dice. Without looking, he drew one and moved along the number line forward or backward according to the color. After a few rounds, I had him predict where he'd end up before counting it out. After a couple rounds of that, I changed it again. We rolled both dice and combined the roll. Without any instruction, he discovered the concept of zero pairs, and with further prompting began to understand how to use them to predict where he'd land next. It was fun to see that! Next week, I'll try out the card games you've suggested. Thanks!
