# games

## Green Games

"Green Games' is a selection of Environmental Education games-old and new-which have proved to be effective and popular with both adults and children. Some of the games in this manual have been developed by CEE. Some others are adaptations of popular EE games, modified to suit the Indian context. Most games in the manual need little inputs in terms of materials. They are also flexible enough to be played with larger groups of players, like in a school or a college setting.

## Shapes with Sutli: The String Game

This article describes an activity where students created different geometrical shapes using a closed-loop string and developed conceptual understanding by engaging with properties of the shapes. The activity encouraged them to think deeply about the meaning of points, straight lines, edges, faces, and angles of geometrical shapes. Using standard models which are generally available, students only get to view geometrical shapes or build them by following a set of instructions.

## Take A Break: Games For An Active Class

Taking short breaks allows us to maintain focus on a task, a study outlined on the University of Illinois’ News Bureau explains. We often expect children to concentrate on a lesson for an hour or more, and get frustrated when they lose focus.

## Building a sports curriculum

How does one go about bridging the gap between the syllabus for physical education and the actual execution of it during the games period? Nidhi Tiwari tell us how we can develop a sports curriculum and shares with us a sample lesson plan to get us started.

## Fun with dice

Dice (singular die - meaning "something which is given or played with")are small objects with multiple resting positions. They are mainly used for generating random numbers but as this video shows can have other uses in a classroom too!

## Pullout Section November 2013 - Teaching Subtraction

When do we first introduce children to subtraction? This article follows the sequence of place values and addition operations and is closely linked to the ideas introduced in the preceding articles of this series.

## Fair Game

What are the odds that the game of chance you are playing is fair? How does the organizer of a lottery make a profit? How often does a customer win at a casino? Kamala Mukunda analyzes games of chance and brings great expectations within reach of an introductory course to probability.

## AtRiA Pullout Section July 2013

In primary school, teachers often do not spend sufficient time on exercises and tend to plunge straight into formal operations and text materials. The suggestions made here are intended to help teachers fill the gaps and lay a stronger foundation when it comes to the teaching of number operations and numbers.

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