Category: Math Skills Game

Number Bus.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Dice game to help children develop concepts of numbers. Describes construction of a game which includes a wood "bus", twenty peg "men" and four dice. The bus is basically a box 9 by 7 by 3 1/2 inches deep; the bottom is made two boards deep with 20 holes (7/8 inch) drilled in the top one as "seats." Twenty pieces of 3/4 inch dowel cut 3 inches long, half painted one color, half another, serve as "men". The dice are 1 1/4 inch cubes with dots ranging from one on a side (half in a different color) on the simplest to combinations of one, two and three on the most complicated. Provides a list of materials needed, drawings and a photograph. Discusses use of the game for number learning. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: McConkey, R; Jeffree, D TITLE: Making Toys for Handicapped Children: A Guide for Parents and Teachers REF: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall: p 187-195 NARIC CALL NUMBER: R2827 PAGES (including cover): 10 1983.


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