PUMAS (poo' • mas) -- is a collection of brief examples showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes can be used in interesting settings, including every day life.
The examples are written primarily by scientists, engineers, and other content experts having practical experience with the material. They are aimed mainly at classroom teachers, and are available to all interested parties via the PUMAS web site.
Our goal is to capture, for the benefit of pre-college education, the flavor of the vast experience that working scientists have with interesting and practical uses of math and science.
- Ralph Kahn
Pumas Editor and Founder
Domino Multiple Game by Juli Ratheal and James Bellar
One type of domino game uses multiples of five in order to score points. This particular domino game, sometimes called the All Fives Domino game, can be the basis for a number of games designed to develop conceptual understanding of multiples of numbers through twelve and provide opportunities to reinforce learning objectives in a fun and competitive manner.
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