n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - Snakes and ladders for integer consolidation

Volume 2014, Issue 16
  • ISSN : 1990-6811


Learners' difficulties in operating with integers are well-known, and their errors can have far reaching implications. If learners struggle with integers, the associated problems may haunt them throughout their secondary school career. While working in the Wits Maths Connect Secondary Project we identified the need for learners to practice operating with integers without simply carrying out tedious and repetitive calculations. In this article I share a game that I developed which provides learners with a meaningful context in which to practice the addition and subtraction of integers.

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