Level 6 - The 100 Game
Updated: Jul 2
This game is suitable for children age 9 and above. It will be enjoyed by both children and adults. The game can be played alone or cooperatively with a friend, or with up to four people working together. As it is suitable for adults too, it is an excellent activity to be done cross-generationally, together with grandparents, parents or siblings, or in a mixed age learning environment.
The 100 Game can be played individually or cooperatively. We encourage teachers to offer our Level 3 & 4 games and activities before trying this game. If children have not learnt to persevere they will disengage and loose interest in completing the pattern. Working with lower levels will also have supported them to develop attention, which is needed when building these more complex patterns
Children will build Large Complex Patterns using the 100 Base Cards. Why is it challenging? The 12 Large Complex Patterns are reduced in size so proportions do not match the Base Cards. It demands close attention to detail and acute visual perception.
It develops concentration, mathematical thinking, focused attention, visual discrimination, flexibility, spatial perception, symmetry and creativity while having fun.
Not only are the Complex Patterns significantly smaller than the built pattern, some Base Cards have mirror images. This requires children to become aware that things can have all of the same parts AND be different. Continued play with this activity helps children learn to look to see and understand, persevere, focus attention, compare to find mistakes and self-correct.
Here are preview pages of the pdf that you can download to make your own game:
Whatever the age, we are confident anyone will enjoy and learn in this exploration!
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