• Games created for project Teaching: An effective key to self-learning

Our team prepared two games for the 4th meeting in Sevlievo. We described the whole procedure from the first ideas to the product and playing the game with pupils in our presentations.

COBWEBS game

Our team decided to make another game based on school curriculum for Maths in grade 2 because during the third meeting in Desio, Italy, we were teaching Maths based on this curriculum. Our school uses Mr. Hejny´s methodology which develops logical thinking through visual learning and discovering maths laws. Michal´s brother attends class 2 and also other members of our team were interested in the new method. So first we studied their textbooks and then we chose problem called "cobweb". Children must find out what is the value of each coloured arrow and fill numbers in each circle. We actually copied the cobwebs from the textbook, put them in plastic and then we cut from wood lots of little squares and wrote numbers on them. Now pupils do not have erase their paper when they are mistaken because they can easily removed the squares with numbers. We wanted to help to pupils who are struggling with Math. First try out was performed at Michal´s home with his brother and his friends. Then we try this game with pupils from class 2. C who were struggling with these kind of tasks. First the children needed some time to find out how to make the best from using the wooden squares instead of writing. At the end of the lesson they were able to solve their tasks easily.

Here you can see boys helping Michal with the game. They are using Smartnotebook to draw the task plans which you can see on the right. The preparation of the game from the beginning to the try outs is described in the presentation which we showed to our friends during the Bulgarian meeting in Sevlievo in October 2016.