How Domino Games Can Help Students Learn to Read and Write
Domino games are fun for all ages, and can help to stimulate memory, dexterity, and social skills. They can be played in the home, in senior centers and in the community.
One of the simplest domino games is Draw, which requires just two to four players to lay seven dominoes face down in a boneyard. The first player takes turns to place a domino, then the other players take their turn. The game ends when either player has played all of their dominoes or the game is blocked.
A standard domino set is usually made up of 28 tiles, though larger sets are available. Each tile carries a value on each side (called pips or spots) and is divided into two squares called ends. The number of pips on each side varies from six to none.
There are many different types of dominoes, including Chinese, European and American styles. Chinese dominoes are known for their military-civilian suit distinctions and duplicates, while European sets do not feature these distinctions.
The most common commercial dominoes are double-six (28 tiles) and double-nine (55 tiles). Larger sets are also available.
Playing dominoes can be a great way to help students learn to read numbers. This is particularly true for students who have visual impairments or struggle with reading small numbers.
This is a very simple math game that can be adjusted for various grade levels or student needs. The goal is to build a decimal number by using all of the dominoes.