games in The Toymaker’s Mysterious Math Carnival were
created to amuse and delight, but they can also provide
children with opportunities to practice math concepts commonly
introduced in grades K-3.
paper toys that constitute the carnival are suitable for
use in the classroom, for homeschooling, remedial practice,
and afternoons of fun that just happen to have built-in
ways to explore and practice mathematical concepts.
game meets a common core standard established by the states
for the development of mathematical concepts and their practice,
including the manipulation of real objects to promote mathematical
the National Math Standards
Turtle Arcade – Operations on numbers, addition,
Animal Count – Counting and cardinality to
Grumpy Monkeys – Practice adding one digit
Counting Clown Fish – Practice adding two
or more numbers, 1-10.
Polygon Parade – Names of solid geometrical
shapes, including tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron,
icosahedron. Practice with operations on numbers 1-10.
The Psychic Lion – Foundations for multiplication,
with practice counting forward and backward by 2s, 3s, 4s,
5s, 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s, 10s.
The Picky Parrot – Visual fraction models,
practice adding fractions. Understanding addition and subtraction
of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to
Multi-pies – Self-checking multiplication
The Ticket Booth - Practice matching numerals and
coins, addition, matching sums with coins.
Puppy Party Marbles – Addition practice,
The Dancing Clown and The Clever Person
Award – Math is fun, and full of rewards
you might not expect!