Teacher Review for Tiggly Chef: Preschool Math Cooking Game

Tiggly Chef: Identify and Compose Numbers to Ten

Susan K.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 2, 3
My Subjects English Language Arts, English Language Learning, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Although Tiggly Chef is rated for grades preK-K, I have been using it with some of my second grade students who are struggling with number sense. My students find it engaging and simple to understand. The game is just as useful and entertaining without the toy pieces (played in hand mode), but the toy pieces add a new level of interest because of their novelty. Because students are able to compose using two or three number combinations, I would consider this game appropriate for grades preK-2
My Take
I was very impressed with this Tiggly product. To clarify, you don't need the game pieces to play Tiggly Chef with full functionality . The premise of the game is to add a given number of food items to make a recipe. Three levels of difficulty are included. Students begin by identifying the correct number of items up to five listed in the recipe, followed by identifying numbers by making sums to ten. Students are able to compose two- and three-number combinations of ten by using two or three Tiggly number toys or by using multiple fingers when playing in hand mode. This makes Tiggly Chef a great game for students learning to compose number, as well as for students who struggle with number concepts in the lower elementary grades.