Matching games help students to explore and understand concepts, develop strategies & build fluency. The best matching decks are constructed so that students are able to puzzle their way through the matching challenge without guessing. Practice with well-crafted decks along with short teacher-supported discussions where students articulate their strategies supports student understanding. Challenging students to create their own game decks extends their understanding and ownership of the space.
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Tim Pelton is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria. He teaches classes on elementary mathematics pedagogy and educational technology. His research interests include mathematics education, creating and evaluating educational apps, and applying appropriate technologies to enhance the teaching and learning process.
Leslee Francis Pelton is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Victoria. She teaches classes on elementary and secondary mathematics pedagogy, and educational research methods. Her research interests include mathematics education, design and evaluation of educational apps, integration of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics, and the use of technology in problem-based learning.