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Numeracy

Early Numeracy Ideas for Home Learning 

 

Here is a collection of numeracy ideas with a photograph and brief description for you to have a go at together at home.  All resources should be things that you can find easily in your home. 

 

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Swapping Coins

 

Which coins Advanced

 

Number bonds 20

 

Number bonds 30

 

Number bonds 40

 

Number Lines for Tables


Counting Monkeys

Task: Counting Monkeys

Description:  Using the sheets, can place different amount of monkeys on the gird and encourage children to count the amount they see. For non-verbal children provide a visual choice of numbers and count aloud for them where needed.

who by: Jake

For: All

Counting Monkeys (.pdf file)

Flower Investigation

Task: Flower investigation

Description:  On your walks outside be it to the park or garden. Count and look out for what flowers you can see. Discuss what colours you see, how many of each colour can you see. Tally either on sheet or create own. To extend discuss if flowers are big or small, How many petals do they have etc.

who by: Jake

For: All

Flower Investigation (.pdf file)

Ordering by size

Task: Ordering by size.

Description:  Either use the sheets provided or line up multiple items and order by size. This could be extended by weight or length depending on your child.

Who by: Jake

For: All.

Size to 3 (.pdf file)

Size to 4 (.pdf file)


Money Exercise bank

1)

Name: Set up shop

Description:  Help your child play shops by displaying toys or food for sale and making price labels. Give them a purse full of coins and play shopkeeper or customer.

By: Jake

For: All

2)

Name: Kids on Payroll

Description: So dig out a piggy bank, unearth a moneybox, or get your child to decorate a jar with something they are saving for. Dole out pocket money as coins or reward good behaviour with tokens such as marbles, to be cashed in for a treat at the end of the week

By: Jake

For: All

3)

Name: Design money

Description: design banknotes in different colours for different denominations. Take turns as customer or shopkeeper, exchanging goods for money

By: Jake

For: All

4)

Name: Snack shop

Description: Put together a price list and give your children a daily budget. You might choose to set lower prices for healthy options or food that needs using up. It all helps with teaching kids to add up their purchases, budget for different choices and realise that money can only be spent once. Use simple denominations and just 1ps to build amounts where necessary.

By: Jake

For: All

5)

Name: Coin sort

Description: Sort and organise any loose coins into either colour groups (silver, bronze, gold) or if able into different amounts. Discuss the size of the coins (big or small) and the shape (circle, corners) to create new sorting groups.

By: Jake

For: All

6)

Name: Coin match

Description: Using a money board (on website) match the coins to the picture. For a harder challenge match coins to the number board which doesn’t have pictorial clues.

By: Jake

For: All

7)

Name: Make amounts

Description: Using 1ps to begin with create different totalled piles up to small amounts such as 10. Children find understanding 10p is also the same as 10p by try your best at getting them to understand the value.

By: Jake

For: All

8)

Name: Money song

Description: Sit and join in with a simple money song designed to encourage understanding the value of 1p,2p, 5p, 10p coins

By: Jake

For: All


Quick Number Exercises

1)

Name: Number stack

Description: On scrap paper or card write numbers down in order either 1-10 or 1-20 and beyond depending on your child’s counting range. Mix all the pieces up and encourage them to stack the numbers from the least to greatest value.  Extension can come in the form of counting backwards from greatest to least in value.

By: Jake

For: All

2)

Name: Toy hide and seek

Description: Label a range of toys with different numbers and place numbered spots around the house. Children need to place the toy with the matching number. To make it more challenging instead of numbers on either the toy or hidden spots place a certain number of dots to count to then match with the numeral.

By: Jake

For: All

3)

Name: Simple addition and subtraction

Description: Very simple task of number calculation work using addition and subtraction. Write simple problems like 3+1 or 5- 2 (extend where necessary). Using household items like buttons, pasta spirals, toys, books etc or counters if to hand complete the problem. With those able encourage them to write the full number sentence 3+1= 4 etc (hand over hand or trace if needed)

By: Jake

For: All

4)

Name: Hidden number find

Description: Hide scrap pieces of paper with numbers on in sensory bins either with rice/pasta or just clean recycling and encourage children to dig deep and find numbers. Encourage them to read/sign or indicate through choice and place in order. Can alter the activity by replacing numerals with dots on a the piece of paper to encourage counting.

By: Jake

For All


Quick Shape Exercises

1)

Name: Shape draw

Description: with help or if able to independently draw round household junk waste or household items such as tins, boxes etc and discuss what shape you can see. Count the corners together, count the sides discuss do the y look the same or different.  

By: Jake

For: All

2)

Name: Shape make

Description: Using play dough if to hand otherwise string or even Lego bricks can work to some degree.  Draw big shapes on an a4 piece of paper and encourage children to trace the shape with the items such as curving or bending to create smooth or sharp points in shape. Discuss what shapes they have made.

By: Jake

For: All

3)

Name: Shape find and colour

Description: Draw lots of shapes on a piece of paper. Can the children count how many squares there are, circles there may be etc. (Use common shapes such as circle, square, rectangle, triangle to begin). If able create a tally, write numbers down. To make it more interesting and to add a bit of creativity design a colour key i.e. squares= blue , circles= red etc. and colour shapes accordingly with help if needed.

By: Jake

For: All

4)

Name: Shape hunt

Description: Search around the house or garden and try spot different shapes. (May be easier to leave shaped toys or items to find and setup the hunt so your house remains intact). If able place these finds in groups and count how circle faced items or square faced items you have found etc.

By: Jake

For All


Coin recognition

Name: Coin recognition

Activity: Follow the sheet as questions state.  Use real money and coins where possible if appropriate.

Allow children to investigate and inspect the coin.  Can you verbally discuss what they are.  How are some similar or different from each other? 

Play shop roleplay to build in money handling experience and value.

By: Jake

For: All (KS2 and above)

Coin Recognition (.pdf file)


Butterfly Doubles

Name: Butterfly Doubles

Activity:  Can you double the spots on the butterflies’ wings. I.E 2 becomes 4, 3 becomes 6.

Use pens or paint to finish the butterflies.  This links nicely with symmetry.

Create a large scale butterfly and paint one wing them fold and print to create a double or mirrored image!

Butterfly doubling

By: Jake

Butterfly Doubles Worksheet (.pdf file)


Simple Adding

Simple Adding (Microsoft PowerPoint file)


5 Wheels On My Car (5-0)

5 wheels on my car (5-0) (Microsoft PowerPoint file)


Months Of The Year Song

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