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Mini Maths

In Maths, this week, we will be looking at number stories and number problems, playing with toys and equipment and including number/ counting in our play. For example, we could

  • count Easter chicks toys and then share them between 2 or 3 children who want to play so that everyone has the same amount.
  • count plastic eggs saying who has more/ less
  • solve the problem of how many more eggs do we need if we need to put 3 eggs in each basket.
  • play a story with Easter rabbit toys, counting when some rabbits go home (simple subtraction).
  • play a story with Easter rabbit toys, counting when toy rabbits return (putting 2 groups together is simple addition).

 

The video clips below are good examples of number stories and number problems:

In The Nest | Kids Counting Songs

Five Little Bunnies Song for Kids

Number stories and number problems at home might involve:

  • playing with your child's favourite toys and including counting in the play (eg. playing with cars, animals, dolls, pencils)
  • sharing sweets, crisps or biscuits
  • when serving food at meal times- looking at whose plate has the most food/ least food- why?
  • at meal time, making sure everyone has a fork or spoon.

Challenge for the Week

  • Every time your child goes up the stairs say the number names counting up in order (one number for each step) 1-10
  • Every time your child goes down the stairs say the number names counting down in order (one number for each step) 10-0
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