Big Ideas Learning has partnered with RD Imagine to launch a new math game, My Dear Aunt Sally, that reinforces many of the skills demanded by the Common Core State Standards in grades 2-8. The over 300 difficulty levels of the game range from adding whole numbers to multiple operations involving rational numbers.
My Dear Aunt Sally was developed by Ron Larson, Ph.D., author of the Big Ideas Math program. The game was 6 months in development and incorporates successful learning styles recommended by the new Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice.
Larson said “When I started looking at the math games that are available, I realized two things. First, they aren’t fun. Second and more importantly, they don’t employ higher level thinking that is so necessary for success in mathematics. With My Dear Aunt Sally, we changed that. The game is both fun and employs higher level thinking.”
The game covers the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and exponents, as applied to whole numbers, integers, decimals, fractions, and rational numbers. Embedded in the game are dozens of animations and bonus games.
We had a fabulous time exhibiting Big Ideas Math at the NCTM 2013 Annual Meeting in Denver last week! We would like to thank all of you that visited our booth and brightened our days with your Big Ideas Math stories and experiences.
This year we exhibited with a brand new booth design. We were very excited to showcase our new Common Core Curriculum program, and the new design highlighted it perfectly. In case you were unable to attend the conference, here are some pictures of our new setup:
Dr. Ron Larson will be presenting “Real Math, Real Life: A Course for High School Students” at the annual NCTM Conference in Denver. Dr. Larson’s talk will be on Thursday, April 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. The talk is intended for high school teachers.
The talk will explore a new type of high school course available for free on-line. The new course emphasizes the real-life applications of mathematics and requires no algebra. Topics include business and consumer math, taxation, probability, statistics, sports and fitness, and patterns in nature.
Each attendee will receive a free complete printed book titled “Math & You: The Power and Use of Mathematics.” This book is also available free in digital form at MathAndYou.com.
The talk will be presented in Room Mile High 3B in the Denver Convention Center.
Prior to the talk, at 11:00am on Thursday, April 18, Dr. Larson will be attending a book signing at the Holt McDougal booth in the Convention Center’s exhibit hall.