A Board Game Education

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R&L Education, Jul 16, 2009 - Education - 188 pages
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A Board Game Education is an entertaining and valuable resource for parents, teachers, educators, and anyone who appreciates the fun and entertainment provided by classic, traditional board games. The book provides an informative analysis of how classic board games that everyone has played_and probably owns_are not only great family entertainment but also develop core educational skills that have been proven to lead to academic achievement. Through A Board Game Education readers learn a bit of the fascinating history trivia and little-known facts regarding the most loved board games of all time (i.e., how Monopoly was used by WWII POWs to escape). At the same time, Hinebaugh identifies the distinct educational skills developed by each of these games and explores in detail how the play of these games cultivates such skills. A Board Game Education also provides valuable suggestions about how to modify and vary these classic board games to specifically enhance additional core educational skills and concepts. Who would have thought that Candy Land could be modified into a strategy game and Chutes and Ladders could be used to teach algebraic equations and advanced math.
  

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Contents

Chapter 01 Board Games as Educational Tools No Kidding
1
Board Games Social Science and Early Educational Skills
15
Chapter 03 Spell That Word Board Games and Language Arts
43
Chapter 04 I Will Buy It Board Games and Economics
67
Chapter 05 Who Done It? Where Is It? What Is It? Logic and Deductive Reasoning
105
Chapter 06 Capture and Conquer Board Games and Strategy Planning and Negotiation
131
Chapter 07 Out of the Blue Board Games and Creative Thinking Communication and Expression
175
Board Games and Advanced Game Theory and Mathematics
197
Chapter 09 We Have a Winner Conclusions and Observations
211
References and Resources
215
About the Author
223
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About the author (2009)

Jeffrey P. Hinebaugh is a litigation partner with the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, in Cincinnati, Ohio. A life-long board game enthusiast, he has confronted some of the most challenging strategy problems figuring out how to beat his two children in Sorry!.