CarromBoard Fun Maths

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Carrom Board is a very common household game in India and most popular equally among Children as well adults… I remember when we were young, me nad My brother saved up to buy a good quality carrom board  and it lasted for many many years…:)

We bought one out of interest for E even before Yuvan was born… and in the recent times Yuvan loves to play it… though he is still on the learning ropes…

He loves to play with his cousins and friends when he goes back to India for vacation…

Last week , he bugged me to bring it on for a play session.. and I had to engage him… and tried to put his addition skills to test and off course practical learning…

The carrom board as in a a squarish board made of wood .

The carrom is played with 9 white coins each valued 2 and 9 black coins each valued for 1 and a red coin valued at 5.

What we did ??

  • We did counting in 2 ‘s using white, add on using as many combinations as with whites , blacks and the Red…
  • Counting the whites as in how many and how much – similarly for black and red
  • And the board in itself has many shapes drawn for the many rules with which it is played and he had fun identifying all those shapes
  • stacking the coins one over the other ,
  • adding up the points for me and him as we pot each coin ..:)

I was happy he had hands on learning as well play time and he was happy too :)))

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One thought on “CarromBoard Fun Maths

    Sathiya said:
    October 8, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    Nice idea:) We used to value 10 for White, 5 for Black and 25 for Red. May be you should try this later so that Y can learn more:)

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