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Game-Based Math Learning Centers
Why Go To A Game-based Math Learning Center?Author: Frank Ho
Why Go To A Game-based Math Learning Center?
Founder of Ho Math and Chess
Canada certified math teacher
If Starbucks has revolutionized the idea on how coffee should be marketed then perhaps Frank Ho, a Canadian certified math teacher, has revolutionized the idea on how math should be taught especially at the learning center?
Children already learned math at their day schools, so why they continue to spend time to learn math at after-school supplemental math program? The answer perhaps is very similar to say why children have P.E. classes at schools but why continue to go to after-school soccer program or baseball program? Some to get better and some to reinforce basic skill and some simply need more instructional time. But is math a fun subject form children’s eyes? The answers from most children we will get perhaps is a no answer. Why is it this way? It is because that math skills is also a skill it needs to be practiced to get it right when tested just like to hit ball, the children need to practice it a lot. But form a child’s eye, the practice of hitting a baseball is much more fun then working on math worksheets.
Mr. Ho has been embarking on how to improve math worksheets so they can be improved to become much fun than traditional math worksheets.
Math worksheets can be made more fun by integrating chess into math. However this does not mean to have a chess lesson given along with math lessons under the same roof since this way the math worksheets do not integrate the fun part of chess into math.
By using innovative technology of Frank’s invention of Geometry Chess Symbols, a set of innovative, game-based and puzzle-like math worksheets are created.
Children are more focused and more engaged when working on math and chess integrated worksheets. The purpose of integration is not to have children to become a future chess star rather to spark their interest in math and get them to involve more math work with fun and interest than traditional math worksheets.
The future of math earning centers will be more and more towards the integration of entertainment and education not just to have the game and math co-exist in the same classroom but a truly integration in terms of teaching and math worksheets.
More information on math and chess integration teaching can be found at www.mathandchess.com.About the Author:
Frank Ho is the founder of math and chess integrated teaching learning center. Ho Math and Chess is the world only child education franchise dedicated to teaching children math through the integrated disciplines namely math, chess, and puzzles.Amanda is a very experienced math teacher with B.Sc degree. Her specialty is in teaching math and chess integrated teaching as well as the integrated teaching of science and math.
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