WHY I MADE THE GAME OF RINGS

TO REINFORCE BASIC MATH SKILLS

Over the years I've asked kids questions such as

"What is 4 plus 8?"

Many 3rd and 4th graders count on their fingers.

UNDERSTANDING MATHEMATICS IS FUNDAMENTAL

When 4th graders see the numbers 3 and 4

they should immediately know 3 combinations.

Add 3 and 4 to get 7.

Subtract them to get 1.

Multiply them to get 12.

When they see 2 and 8 they should know 4 combinations.

Subtract them for 6

Multiply them for 16

Divide them for 4

When children play THE GAME OF RINGS

they process lots of numbers

not because it's required

but because they want to capture lots of cards

and build lots of rings.

THEY NEVER CALL IT A MATH GAME.

"What is 3 plus 4?"

Watch their fingers.

If their fingers start moving quickly,

they are counting the numbers on their fingers.

THEY DON'T KNOW THEIR BASIC MATH FACTS.

"What is 4 plus 8?"

Again, watch their fingers.

THE GAME OF RINGS does not teach the math facts.

The game is a teaching tool.

Play the game with your children.

Teach and reinforce their math facts.

When children see a 3 and 4 on the game board over and over again

they will begin to see all the combination values of 7, 1 and 12... Quickly

When they see 2 and 8 on the board over and over again

they will start to see all the values of 10, 6, 16 and 4... Quickly

Seeing all the combinations for them is simply a step

in the bigger picture of capturing lots of cards

and building lots of rings.

Then watch them play the game with other kids.

It truly is a covert way of getting them to practice their math facts.

AND THE GOOD NEWS IS...

THEY LOVE IT

PS

For all of you who know your mathematics

this is an incredibly good game.

And it goes beyond mathematics...

You'll be thinking in almost 3 dimensions.