# 15 Great Number Sense Center Games

Number sense is the major strand that is taught in the primary grades. It is said to be like common sense, in that although we don’t have an exact definition of what it is, we know when students don’t have it:) Actually, there are some specific elements of number sense though (more on that later). This website has 15 games to build number sense concepts. Some of these games are really cool! Check them out!

http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/games.htm

As always, this website has something for everyone to use. The elementary teachers are definitely going to tap into the subtraction game. Games promote thinking aloud and different ways of looking at numbers. Playing games is natural way for children to learn. (Does that make sense) I wonder if these games can be adapted to a Smartboard or Eno Board? Thanks.

lisa pietrosimoneSeptember 17, 2010

Hi,

You can definitely use many of these games on a Smartboard. I am not certain about an ENO board…They are great for whole class lessons as well as center activities.

drnickinewtonSeptember 21, 2010

I too was wondering if the games could be integrated into the Promethean board. I’m assuming that they can or that similar games exist. How would you use the interactive board during math workshop? For a center or small group?

BrittanySeptember 21, 2010

Hi Britanny,

You can use them on an interactive board. They work great to use as whole group games! You can then talk the group through the games and ask great thinking questions as the students play. I would also use them at the computer center and with a small group.

drnickinewtonSeptember 21, 2010