Thursday, June 5, 2014

Learning Through Games: Mancala

Summary: Mancala is an ancient game where players try to collect the most tokens. There are many variations on the rules from different regions.

Mancala PictureNumber of Players: 2

Recommended Age: 6+

Skills Addressed:

  • Counting
  • Comparing numbers
  • Strategy

Link to Learning:

  • Discuss history of the game.
  • Explore different variations, encourage discussion of how different variations influence player’s strategies.
  • Discuss how players can help/hinder their opponents.

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