Number Hive’s printable version: Unlock blended learning in your class

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March 8, 2023

Are you looking for an exciting and engaging classroom activity that combines strategic thinking with multiplication skills?

Look no further than Number Hive’s downloadable print version! In response to popular demand, we’ve created a set of 10 random hives that you can easily print and play in class. Whether you’re in a BTC (Build thinking) classroom or fostering collaborative learning, our printable game board is perfect for energizing your lessons. Let’s explore how to use the print version and discover how it can be seamlessly integrated into blended learning environments.

How to use the printable version:

Getting started with the downloadable print version of Number Hive is a breeze. Follow these simple steps to bring the excitement of strategic multiplication games into your classroom:

Download and print: Begin by downloading the PDF file containing the 10 random hives. The PDF format allows you to print the hives at any size that suits your classroom needs. Simply choose the size that works best for your students and print the hives on standard paper.

Choose your playing style: Number Hive can be played with counters, just like in the picture, or you can laminate the hives and use markers. Select the option that aligns with your classroom resources and preferences.

Determine the number of players: Number Hive is a versatile game that can accommodate 2, 3, or 4 players. Decide on the number of players based on the dynamics of your classroom and the objectives of the activity.

Play and learn: Once you have everything prepared, it’s time to start playing! Number Hive challenges students to strategically navigate the hive, making moves that maximize their multiplication skills while outsmarting opponents. Encourage students to analyze the hive, think critically, and make informed decisions to gain an advantage.

Build fluency: While the downloadable print version provides a set of 10 random hives, it’s only the beginning of the learning journey. As students become familiar with the game, encourage them to explore the Number Hive app independently. The app offers a wide range of hives and opportunities to build fluency in multiplication skills. By combining the print version with the app, students can reinforce their learning in an interactive and engaging way.

Blended Learning with Print and Digital:

To further enhance the learning experience and cater to diverse student needs, consider incorporating the downloadable print version of Number Hive into your blended learning approach. Blended learning combines traditional classroom instruction with digital tools and resources, providing a dynamic and flexible learning environment. Here’s how you can leverage the print and digital versions of Number Hive as a blended learning tool:

Introduce the Print Version: Start by introducing the print version of Number Hive during your in-class instruction. Engage students in hands-on gameplay, encouraging collaboration, critical thinking, and strategic decision-making. The print version allows for face-to-face interaction and creates a tactile learning experience.

Extend with the Number Hive App: After students have become familiar with the print version, incorporate the Number Hive app into your blended learning routine. Assign independent practice sessions where students can explore the app’s additional hives and challenges.

Differentiate and personalize: Blended learning empowers you to tailor instruction and accommodate the unique requirements of your students. With the discreet and confidence-boosting Number Hive app, students can engage in low-stakes risk-taking and develop their strategic thinking skills. Some students may prefer the tangible experience offered by the print version, while others thrive in the interactive digital environment. By seamlessly integrating both approaches, you can create personalized learning experiences that cater to diverse learning styles and preferences.

Remember, it’s not just a game—it’s a strategic multiplication adventure!

So, let’s embrace the learning fun of Number Hive’s downloadable print version. With its easy-to-use format, versatile playing options, and seamless integration into blended learning environments, it’s a game-changer for multiplication instruction. Download, print, play, and watch your students’ strategic thinking and multiplication skills soar to new heights!

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