GIANT Math Winder

GIANT Math Winder

People have been asking me a lot about GIANT Math Winder. It looks kind of scary at first for those whom math may intimidate, but its really not.  We play GIANT Math Winder with 5 and 6 year olds!

So here’s how it works.  The objective of Word Winder and Math Winder are the same. In order to win, you must create a winding path of words, or math equations, that eventually crosse the boards from one side to the opposite side.

How do you make math equations, you ask?  It’s actually pretty simple. All you need to remember is to mentally insert the function of your choosing in between the numbers on the boards. Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, and even Factoring are all playable options!  As long as you only use one equal sign per equation, and if your answer is correct, then your equation is true and it can be played.

Think that’s still confusing well, here’s a photo that might clear things up:

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In this photo you see 3-number equations made by Yellow chips, 4-number equations made by Red, and 5-number equations made by Orange. Can you guess what they are? Remember your equation does not have to go in a straight line, and it can go either forward or backward, just like spelling out words on the GIANT Word Winder boards.

Here’s the Key:

Yellow: 1+1=2 or 2-1=1  AND  5-2=3 or 2+3=5

Red:  8+2=6+4  AND  5-2=2+1

Orange:  5+6= (7+3)+1 AND  3×5=(2×7)+1

Keep in mind this is only an example of how to make an equation on the GIANT Word Winder boards.  We will have a video explaining a whole game played out soon. In the meantime you can watch a video of a 5th grade class teaching you how to play GIANT Word Winder, and apply these principles to that.

As always, drop us a line if your still confused at [email protected]!

Thanks for playing!

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