Puzzlextra’s Maths Lessons & it’s All Fun and Games

It’s All Fun and Games at our Maths Lessons  maths 

This blog will introduce Five Games for teaching Math Facts to kids while having fun.

Practice is not what you do when you are good, it’s what makes you good, so Practice! Practice! Practice!

That’s how most students learn their addition facts or times tables.

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At our Puzzle challenge club, we teach maths as part of our curriculum and it’s OK to lighten up and add some fun to math-facts learning. 

As phonics and learning the alphabets are fundamental to the ability to read, so knowing math facts is the foundation to future math learning.

The basic for maths are addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. Accuracy and speed are the goals. Work sheets and timed tests and games are all okay and abound in many schools and parents table but what of games! Yes! Games — are often the tools.

This week, PUZZLEXTRA LIMITED – an edutainment company working in Nigeria, with an aim to develop critical thinking skills and cognitive abilities in school learners of all ages, offers you…

FIVE GAMES TO ENGAGE STUDENTS AS THEY LEARN MATH FACTS

Math Dice
This fun math Dice reinforces math facts in a very visual way.  Also have variants – Power dice and Junior for the younger kids

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Conceptual Bingo
Adapt the BINGO game to reinforce multiplication table skills. Addresses various maths section – factorization, multiplication, additions 

                                          

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Equate
This fast-paced team board game, is a fun way to practice math facts. Also have variants – Junior for younger kids

Equate - Edgewood

Zingo 1-2-3
This fun math game reinforces math facts in a very visual way ideal for younger kids.

Prime Pack

Adapt a traditional card game to practice math facts. Factors, division and multiplication.

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Games –card games, and computer games — actively engage students as they reduce stress and make learning fun

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Nigeria’s first 21 Schools adopting 21st Century Learning

Puzzlextra Limited is thrilled to announce our first 21 Exemplar 21st Century Learning Schools in Nigeria.

We advocate for 21st century readiness for every student, just under a year of introducing this learning style in Nigeria, we are proud to name our first 21 schools in 4 major towns in Nigeria.

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Skills

Puzzlextra have collaborated with these schools and have established a working relations with either one or a combination of our products and services listed below

  1.       Puzzle challenge club (PCC)
  2.       A puzzle challenge  workshop  (PCW)
  3.       21st Century Teachers training
  4.       Core curriculum Events– week  (Science, maths, literacy etc)
  5.        Extra-Curricular or Library update

We have chosen our first 21 just to coincide with our 21st century learning platform and we will be celebrating all schools which sign up in groups of 21 as we continue to grow and works in more schools across the country.

At these schools, we work with both Staff and students’ to transfer their learning and improve their academic performance by incorporating our skills for life curriculum. This curriculum has 6 main areas, 4 out of these areas are not delivered in today’s school environment but are required in today’s employers’ market. These areas are:

Logic, Strategy, Team building, Maths, Literacy & Critical Thinking

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21st Century

The 21 exemplars schools represent a wide range of learning environments, instructional frameworks and school cultures, reflecting the diverse settings in which the Puzzlextra can contribute to both updating teachers teaching skills & student success. In no particular order below is a list of schools we currently collaborate with:

 Kaduna

 1.            PANAF Schools

2.            Hakda International School

Lagos

1.            Abiola International school

2.            Childville School

3.            Amville School

 Enugu

1.            Solid Base

2.            Prime Academy

3.            Good Hope Stars School

4.            Evergreen Montessori

5.            Early Dew Montessori

 Abuja

1.            Esteem int’l school

2.            Baliz trust school

3.            Redeemer Teap

4.            Famaks school

5.            Abigail school

6.            Lightway Academy

7.            Florence Ake-Akodu

8.            Rightway Academy

9.            Queen Esther school

10.          Covenant Foundation

11.          American International School

We are thrilled to share what’s working in education through the stories of these tremendous schools, these exemplars show how dedicated, accomplished educators and school’s administrators and leaders are creating 21st century learning environments to prepare their students for college, career and life success.

We hope that interested teachers and school leaders will find ideas and inspiration for helping students build 21st century skills through our 21st Century learning platforms, products and services.

Puzzlextra wants to extend this good work and we are always looking to partner with schools to ensure no African child is left behind.

About Puzzlextra Limited

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We are an edutainment company working with an aim to develop critical thinking skills and cognitive abilities in school learners of all ages.

Our aim is to work with the educational/academic institutions to create platforms where children can learn and be challenged differently but in an overall relaxed, stimulating and engaging way. We believe we are the first company in Nigeria to offer coordinated support to the basic educational journeys of our children by helping them to achieve their potential through play – using educational puzzles, strategy games and unique learning resources.

While leading private schools are in partnership with us and adopting this approach to learning, Puzzlextra advocates for local, state and federal schools to join in and support this approach in every school, where we use our unique range of educational puzzles, board games and resources.

We invite and work with schools and educational institutions across the country to create platforms that support the educational journey of the African student through curriculum based coordinated and competitive fun-filled activities.

We are open to sponsors both private and government initiatives, as our products and services will fit company’s corporate social responsibilities (CSR) criteria. Last year, we partnered with LEPA Africa on their creativity secession and also participated in COWBELL summer holiday program in the East.

“We believe that education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school, every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it”. – William Haley

School administrators, we know you are providing excellent service to your kids but let’s challenge you and your staff to think about what and how we think and s-t-r-e-t-c-h to new ways of knowing,  For further details or enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us,

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Mail: service@puzzlextra.com

Telephone: 08033149298/08071501361/+447840026549/08063386464

 

BRAIN WORTHY GAMES – Pathword

Happy New Year All.

Welcome to the first week of the first month of a new year! 2014 is a year of great things, we hope in 2013 you enjoyed our products highlights: BANANAGRAM, EQUATE, RUSH HOUR & RUSH HOUR JUNIOR

This week is all about showcasing one of our bestselling products that enhances core curricula subject English in the African brain industry; our product of choice is the Pathword.  An original idea, if you like Scrabble and Word Search, you will love this game!

This is an educational game that will sharpen your literacy skills whilst having fun doing it. This product offers a fabulous linguistic challenge for friends and family friends.

This is a highly recommended international award winning game and a perfect fits for all ages, there are junior tiles caters for ages 5+ too.

Who is this for you ask?

It is ideal for

  • Home – Home Schooling
  • Children with Special Need
  • Schools – Inter-house sport events, Interschool competition and could be an new twist
  • Corporate organisation
  • Family events- (Game nights, Gatherings)
  • English or Literacy competition:  Spelling B, Literacy Challenges, Debating week, Scrabble event/competitions.

Students at our Puzzle Challenge day (see pictures below) have discovered that it all starts off as an easy peazy, lemon squeeze challenge and do incredibly well and then SLAM, it really became a challenge.

Rush Hour and Pathwords - St Saviours pathwords  - Childville  Looking for clues

Schools – Students can use this product during school indoor recess time and will enjoy the different level of challenges.

It will add a new dimension to spelling and in addition to finding the words, which improve spelling and language skills, players also have to make sure the pieces match.

Skills set: 

All our products have gone through a rigours selection process to ensure that we offer our customers products that meets the 3E’s Criteria– Educational, Entertaining and Exciting.

Pathword is an excellent educational game from which you learn the following skills: Literacy , Verbal reasoning, thinking skills, Tile placement, learn success &failure, problem solving, strategy formations, communication, & Team Work

What’s in the box?

 

Pathword Jnr_ Hand Ons


The game consists of

A Game Grid This is a plastic storage container that doubles as a word-search grid

Puzzle Pieces: Coloured Tetris-like pieces, 6(Junior)/8. Pieces de out of Coated and Sturdy cardboard and have different levels, Original, junior and advance tiles.

Puzzle Book: A Spiral-bound Booklet with 40 Challenges – Beginner to Expert

Storage Bag: To store away puzzle pieces

Ready, Set, Play!

Gameplay and setup is very easy (and one can also easily modify rules for simpler play).

The game begins; choose a Challenge Card, each card tells you what pieces you will need to finish the puzzle, then select the indicated pieces.

To play, you cover the words with the appropriate shape.

You win if you cover the entire grid. Words can be either backwards or forwards, but not scrambled

Super simple in concept, and beautifully designed levels make this game irresistible! If you’re into word games, the spatial challenges will give you a run for your money. Builds vocabulary as occasionally, there are words used within the game that might be a bit obscure for some. A dictionary is important as occasionally, this question comes up during a game…. “Is that a word

According to R. Kimmerer: “With words at your disposal, you can see more clearly. Finding the words is another step in learning to see.”

Hope you buy it! It’s a great educational and family friendly game.

Where to Buy in Nigeria:

Lagos: Mega Plaza, The Hub, Ebeanor

East: Eastern Supermarket, Living Source Supermarket, Pentagon

North: Glory Plaza Abuja and Kaduna

Check out our website www.puzzlextra.com, we are also on Twitter and Facebook; you can always emails us at service@puzzlextra.com.

Nigerian Brainworthy Products

Welcome to PUZZLEXTRA blog

WHO WE ARE:  Puzzlextra is an educational resources and edutainment company involved in the production, promotion, distribution and sales of educational resources.

We are an edutainment and learning Resource Company with the aim to support the educational journey of the African student with products that develop smart thinking.

This African brain blog has been set up to discuss our products, the impact we hope to have in the education sector and everything else in between. We hope to summarize the skills learnt by kids during our Puzzle Challenge day held in schools in Nigeria

We know that kids learn best while having fun as it excite their mind but also ignites the brains. Our educational products are new to the Nigerian market hence alien to our homes and schools.

Armed with these facts, we’ve decided to give a summary of some of our award winning international products, so that when next you go out looking for gifts or games in the shops you can look out for these products!

This blog will also highlight how this fits into our daily lives and environments and improves our quality of life; in this blog we will be highlighting the various benefits of how our products/ services will be a great investment in all categories listed below:

School; Home; Fitness & Well Being; Family Time; Corporate & Occasions

 

Our first product we will be highlighting is the BANANAGRAMS

 

Banangrams

Banangrams

BANANAGRAMS– Is fun, simple, educational and also a compact game, it is everything a game should be!

This product teaches language skills, literacy, memory, co-ordination and even listening skills as there are various words to listen out to

Other skills set are built whilst playing the game and this includes concentration, hand and eye coordination.

This also offers delightful family time and use of brain muscles.

One of the beauties of the game of Bananagrams is the simplicity and elegance of the rules

All tiles are emptied and turned over, as soon as all the players have drawn their required number of letters/titles, one of the players will say “Split!”

This is the signal for the players to begin flipping letters and creating words. I won’ spill all the beans (aha!!!) J!!! so you can get your own today and see what other rules apply.

PS: One tip though its rules are a lot less complicated than Scrabble.

Bananagram is a fast game as no player gets bored waiting for their turn and everyone is constantly building and changing their crosswords. It gets much faster and more exciting as the game progresses.

It is also a game of strategy – As each player builds their own crossword in a race against each other, you need to plan and have good foresight as just when you think you are in the lead, your next letter ruins all your plans and before you know it, your opponent has stormed into the lead L!! – am sure no one wants to be in this situation lol, you will find out it brings out the competitive nature of human beingsJ .

It is a recommended game for Educators and can be used in schools to introduce new words or enhance spelling words in a different and fun activity; it is suitable for literacy week/day in school. This product will assist in the preparation of kids for spelling competitions like spelling Bee.

The product ensures kids learn and use words learnt in a fun way, in doing this they build up their vocabulary bank. It is also a fantastic training tool for the firms and corporate bodies.

Pictures of some our kids playing the game at our popular Puzzle Challenge Day (PCD)

Puzzle Challenge Day

Puzzle Challenge Day

PCD @ Banangrams

PCD @ Banangrams

Kids  at our PCD

Kids at our PCD

This game is stored in a banana shaped pouch; it is portable and easy to carry around, which means can be played anywhere and anytime. It is suitable for both young and old and fits all age ranges and abilities, so no one is left out.

Family time together could be dull and with everyone having a busy working schedule, we need something that can include all generation and this product is perfect as it can be played by 3 generations of any family. It is simple, easy to play and there are no silly or complicated rules.

Great as a birthday or Christmas present to any age group –old or young, Can be included in Kids’ birthday party bag and also souvenir at social events (staff meetings and training sessions).

This game helps work out the brain; it teaches spelling and also players learn how crossword works, but this game also is ideal for brain fitness or work out to prevent or improve medical conditions like Alzheimer and dementia.

It is a game kids enjoy & want to play again & again, which has to be a good sign for learning through play.

In summary BANANAGRAMS is an ideal family friendly product that offers fun & games for the whole family. It also meets our 3 E Standards: Educational, Entertaining and Exciting.

Literally…what more could you want? Buy yours today!!!  BANANAGRAMS is a great investment – for a school, family and corporate entity.

Try it out today, buy/order yours today from service@puzzlextra.com

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