# Dragonistics

## Dragon Cards

Dragonistics data cards provide a wide range of learning opportunities from rich mathematical tasks, to games for fluency, to statistical investigations. The Dragon Games uses the dragon cards in a family game.

## Dragonistics Data Cards

Students love learning mathematics and statistics with award winning Dragonistics data cards. Each data card represents a unique dragon with multivariate data. Explore relationships by sorting and organising a set of cards. Tables and graphs can be directly created. Activities practice maths skills such as addition, probability, comparison and problem solving. With Attribute and Value cards, Dragonistics can be used for mathematical activities and games across the curriculum.

Dragonistics data cards are a versatile teaching tool which can be used in primary (elementary) school, middle school, high school, and for tertiary study. The dataset is designed to produce results similar to real datasets. This allows students to practice statistical investigation, drawing meaningful conclusions. The dataset is rich, allowing for multiple lessons. The data on each dragon card includes:

• Species
• Behaviour
• Gender
• Dangerous breath type
• Height
• Strength
• Age

Dragonistics can be used with the free mathematics and statistics learning activities, lesson plans and games on the Creative Maths' Free Resource pageDragon Tug-of-War is a print-and-play that can be used as a stand-alone activity or using Dragonistics data cards to form the teams.

For a list of suggested resources to use at different levels, see the Teacher's Resource Guide. A sequence of videos gives more ideas for teaching with Dragonistics data cards.

## In the Classroom

Generally we would recommend one box of Dragonistics to a classroom for Years 2-10. For the Curriculum Level 5 and 6 Sampling Lessons, the Sampling Pack, three boxes of Dragonistics, is needed. These can sometimes be shared between classes.

If you plan to use the resource in a games corner, as a station or with small, targeted groups, The Dragon Games can work for a group of four. The Dragon Games will work with many of the activities on our Free Resources page, but is not suitable for whole class lessons or statistics.

## Free Resources for Dragon Cards

• ### Activity: Dragon sorting

##### Activity: Dragon sorting
Sheets for various sorting activities, including species, behaviour and breath.

A list of rich task ideas using Dragon Cards. Helps teach and practise mathematical and statistical concepts and thinking skills.

• ### Print-and-play: Dragon tug-of-war

##### Print-and-play: Dragon tug-of-war
Dragonistics Tug-of-War print-and-play addition resource. Includes instructions on how to use the resource and all materials needed.
• ### Lesson Plans: Big ideas of sampling, Level 5

##### Lesson Plans: Big ideas of sampling, Level 5
Four lessons introducing big ideas of statistics at high school level.
• ### Videos: Dragonistics Maths

##### Videos: Dragonistics Maths
Video playlist illustrating teacher led, small group and individual activities using Dragonistics data cards and materials.
• ### Active Game: Running Bingo

##### Active Game: Running Bingo
A great active game for primary students. Use either cat or dragon cards.
• ### Game: Dragon bingo

##### Game: Dragon bingo
Sheets for Dragon Bingo. Can be played as an individual activity or a the group game Running Bingo.