I recently took some time to ask children which of the five games that come with SUM OF WHICH is their most favorite game to play. Although I thought I knew what they would say, I learned that it's a good thing that you get directions for five different games with your purchase of SUM OF WHICH.
SUM OF WHICH is a board based game where players are making the required sum. Players can see one another's tiles and need to plan accordingly. There is some strategy included as they earn more points for multiple sums and can land on bonus cells for additional points. They also get points for each tile placed on the board. I love to play this with students as a collaborative game. We take turns and place our tiles and keep our individual scores. Then, instead of naming the person with the highest score as the winner, we total all our scores. That is the score we, as a team, are aiming to beat next time we play. The encouragement the players give one another when we play this way is wonderful. I love to hear, "You can get more points if you make a different play. Look over here."
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN ADD does not require the board
and uses just the tiles. This is a fast paced game where players
race one another to make the required sums in a cross
number configuration. Being fast and accurate is a must!
Braeden thinks this is the best game!
MAKE IT COUNT is Kristen's favorite. We played this
game for a couple hours last night. This game
requires players to move as quickly as possible to
make required sums using 2 to 10 addends. No board
is needed for MAKE IT COUNT. You've got to move
fast though. The person who has the most sums when
the tiles run out is the winner of the round.
IT's IMPOSSIBLE is a favorite of many teachers. They love the thinking that accompanies this game. Players need to use any combination of 2 to 5 tiles to make all possible sums and identify any impossible sums. Kristen and I also played this game last night. She even beat me once!
Although different people like different games that come with SUM OF WHICH, the common fact remains. SUM OF WHICH and all the sister games you can play with SUM OF WHICH are fun and engaging for people of all ages. This game is so much fun it belongs in homes as well as in schools. It's simply too much fun to keep only at school.
The sale is winding down. When February ends, so do the sweet savings associated with February. Get your bundle or you copies of SUM OF WHICH today. And remember, when you are looking for a fun Pi Day game, look to the 5 games you can play with SUM OF WHICH.
I have been an educator for more than 20 years. I firmly believe that students must UNDERSTAND, not memorize.