Using the game of Rummy for teaching sets
A lot of learning is about grouping things in sets, whether it’s spelling families, numbers, scientific classification, whatever: “this belongs with that” is one of the fundamentals of the learning process. Rummy is a game that puts “this” with “that”.
Rummy is a simple set-collecting game that can be played by children as young as 6 or 7, or by older children with some learning difficulties. Although simple, Rummy is a “proper” card game, and is also therefore a good activity for older children and adult learners. It’s a good idea to play the original game with playing cards first, then move onto adapting it to your teaching needs. Enjoy!
Author Bob Hext launched Crossbow Education with card games that he had developed with his students when he was an SEN teacher in 1993. Adapting and using Rummy for teaching is one of the strategies he will be presenting in his "Dyslexia, Learning, Games and Puzzles" workshop at SpLD Central on Saturday June 20th. Neil Mackay is the keynote speaker: more information is available at www.spldcentral.com. Bookings open until 1.00 pm on Friday.