Word play.

Find the word that is “more” than the given one.

Bel has been pointing out homonyms since the activity we did yesterday. They came up with a few more examples at dinner – and wanted more games with words. This one is comes from Math Circles for Elementary School Students.


No supply needed.
What to do: One person says a word and the next person has to find a word that expresses the same idea, just more of it. For example, 
- "warm" and "hot"
- "wind" and "tornado"
- "fire" and "volcano" (that was Bel's answer)

You may wonder why I think this is a good “math” activity. Mastering language is part of being good at reasoning and this game ties in with our previous task on definitions. The easy explanation really is that the kids like it.

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