In this post, we highlight how a game might be adapted so that it requires learners to make the particular distinction we want them to make. We also highlight the importance of first presenting this distinction to them. The original game is a memory game; the adapted game has to do with distinguishing left from right.
Sleeping Queens can offer meaningful practice with regrouping to add, recognizing equality, and dividing by two and three. It can be played in a way that makes it accessible for children in K-3 or challenging for children in Grades 4-6 (and beyond). It can also be adapted for play with a traditional deck of cards.