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:
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.