FUNTASTIC FAIR GAMES
In this chapter your child has been building on their adding, subtracting
and money skills. For this Web Quest, your child has been asked to describe
2 carnival games and decide what type and amount of supplies he or she
will need for each game. Using a supply sheet, your child will decide
which size is best, taking into account the different prices.
- Together, read the Introduction and Task sections of the Student
page. Discuss briefly what the object of each game might be and what
supplies you would need to play it.
- Visit The
Carney Games. Given the ever-changing nature of the Internet,
it may be wise to check first to ensure that this site is still up
and running. Conducting a search using the key words 'carnival games'
should provide you with at least one site that will provide similar
- Have your child choose 2 of the games from the list. Be sure to
look at the pictures of the games, which will give your child a reference
point for their estimate of the amount of each item he or she will
- Have your child print a copy of the Game
Sheet and Fun
Fair Supply Sheet.
- Your child should write down:
a) their description/rules of the 2 games;
b) what supplies they will need;
c) an estimate of the quantity of each item.
- Encourage your child to explain his or her thinking. Have your child
show any work that he or she did to reach these numbers.
- Using the Fun
Fair Supply Sheet, tell your child to decide what size would be
the most appropriate. Using base ten blocks, a calculator and play
money is appropriate for this task. Encourage your child to explore
different options and compare them before making a final choice, taking
into account the cost of the different sizes.
Your child should be familiar with the following vocabulary: estimate,
calculate, add, subtract, model, 3-digit number, compare and difference.