Albert's Insomnia is a mental math game using math operations, which can be differentiated for all grades, inclusive of K-5, 6-8 and even high school level students (when factorials and exponents are incorporated into the game). Because Albert*s Insomnia is easily differentiated, it provides the teacher or parent with flexibility to adjust the game to each student's level. A teacher can easily raise or lower the ability level of the game by choosing different numbers with which the student(s) can work. It allows for individual use, small group and whole class learning experiences. The game can teach students in small groups and as a whole class to work collaboratively and cooperatively, encouraging team work within the classroom.
- think and solve equations in order to achieve success in the game
- first visualize the numerical operation by the number on the face of the card, then by refer to the different operation signs (add, subtract, multiply, divide)
- allows for tactile bodily/kinesthetic engagement as students move the cards or touch the cards while working through their solutions
- acquire knowledge of multiplication and division through the repetitive use of the numbers to consecutively count the sheep in the game