PreNumbers
Draw a number of circles (faces) and
put down a number of buttons for eyes. Ask the child if there are enough eyes for the faces and how they
can find out. Repeat this activity for mouths, noses etc. Speak in terms
of more than and less than or as many as and how can we find out.Use stickers to make patterns on a
page or classify them by attributes. Arrange a row of a set number of stickers,
arrange a second row with more spaces between the stickers, ask the child
if there are the same number of stickers or more or less. Ask how they can
find out  DON'T COUNT! Match the stickers one to one. Arrange items on a tray (toothbrush,
comb, spoon etc.) ask the child to look away, rearrange the items to see
if they realize the number of items is still the same or if they think it's
differen t.
Numbers
Play
games that involve numbers. Teach
numbers in proper sequence. Expose
students to numbers written in a variety of forms and fonts. Introduce
one numeral at a time. Use
a hundreds chart so students can see how the number they are learning
relates to other numbers. Display
number lines in the classroom and on student desks. Read
number books like Chicka Chicka 123. Discover
the many ways in which numbers are used inside and outside your home.
Take your child on a “number hunt” in your home or
neighbourhood. Point out how numbers are used on the television
set, the microwave, and the telephone. Spot numbers in books and
newspapers. Look for numbers on signs in your neighbourhood.
Encourage your child to tell you whenever he or she discovers a
new way in which numbers are used. Have
students hang number cards on a clothesline using clothespins with
corresponding numbers on them. Match
2 sets of magnetic numbers. Hand
out one set of number cards and keep the other for yourself. Hold up
a number card. The student with the card matching yours should hold
theirs up. Give everyone a chance to hold a card up and then shuffle
the cards and play again. Give
each student a set of number cards. Have them all hold up the
matching card to yours. Try making it more difficult by just saying
the number (not showing a card) and having them hold up the card with
that number on it. Have
students sit in a circle and pass number cards around. Play music.
When the music starts each student should say the name of
the number they are holding. Place
magnetic numbers in a bag. Ask students if they can reach in the bag
and guess what number they are holding without looking. Blind
Pick : On the
sheet of paper write down letters, numbers and shapes (whatever you are
learning) all over and all mixed up. Hang the paper up and cover the eyes of
the children, one by one. Get them to put their finger on the paper
wherever they want, kind of like Pin
the Tail on the Donkey. Then get the child to open his or her eyes and tell
you what letter, number or shape they have picked. The kids find it very
entertaining and willingly cover their own eyes! Number
Hunt: In advance, teachers discuss the number cards with the children.
Next, children sit down and close
their eyes, then the teacher hides number cards around the room. Children
now have to find the numbers. When they find the numbers they arrange them in to order.
This activity can be played in the garden where more exciting hiding places can
be found. By cutting different shapes e.g. fish for the number cards the game
can be theme based. When using
fish, I ask the children to feed a shark with the fish in order. The shark is a
cardboard box with a toothy mouth cut in it. If you make a hole in the back of
the box you can put your arm inside and grab the fish from the children like a
real shark. The children really enjoy learning number concepts this way. Beanbag
Fun! : I made a
bean bag game out of a cardboard box. First, I divided the box into 9
squares using cardboard pieces. I put one number in each spot of the box
by writing the number 19 on the cardboard squares.. You could also use
letters or shapes. The children then toss a bean bag into one of the squares
and call out the number they land on. Numbers Scramble:
Make number necklaces (15). Have children wear a number necklace and sit in
chairs in a circle. Call out a number. All the children wearing that number
change places.
Estimating/Comparing
Smartie
Math Ideas
How
long will it take a Smartie to dissolve in your mouth without chewing Estimate
the number of Smarties to write your name Estimate
the circumference of a circle made of Smarties. Does
a Smartie dissolve faster in water or your mouth? How
many Smarties in a handful, spoonful, cup?
Fractions
Smartie
Math Ideas
Total
each colour column. Combine 4 columns. Which 4 colours can you
combine to find half? Use
an egg carton  the top row to represent the numerator and the bottom
row to represent the denominator. Create fractions by dropping
Smarties in the carton. What
fraction of Smarties are pink? Find
1/2 of the group, 1/4, etc. What
fraction is each colour of the total? Can
you divide any of the rows into equal groups?

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