I designed and produced this game as part of my LSA level 2 course placement. Some of the children in the class are struggling with the concept of basic adding and taking away of numbers. I made this fun hands-on dinosaur adding up and taking away game to aid their learning. It consists of a large dice and A3 wipe-clean work sheets that incorporate a dinosaur number line to help the children work out their answers. The adding game uses two dice numbered 1 to 6. The taking away game uses one die numbered 7 to 12 and one 1 to 6, enabling the smaller number to be taken away from the greater.
All the children who took part received a dinosaur sticker when they had completed the game. Feed-back from pupils and teacher was that the resource was very successful.
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Development of branding and visual language for a supplier of high quality and user friendly learning resources for Foundation Phase children. The strong visual language is carried through into the range of resources and supporting materials.
The brief was to publish my Critical Paper as a printed book.
My critical Paper was entitled Psychology led Design – Investigating the Potential for Graphic (Communication) Design to Positively Facilitate a Better Learning Experience for Young Boys Through the Foundation Phase in Wales.
My research question was – By using some the finding of child psychologists and ideas from radical thinkers who have helped to shape the early years Foundation Phase we have in our Primary schools today, can I as a designer significantly improve the learning experiences of the rising number of young boys struggling to learn?
The finished book is 48 pages plus cover and was printed by Blurb. I took photographs of children in the Y1 class I help out in, centering on their hands doing things. I then digitally manipulated the images to create bright and colourful colours with which to base my colour palette.