This term our morning stations have a MATH focus.
Most of us are adept at finding our group and starting our activities as soon as we have put our name up.
We have tried…
Threading beads of varying colours, sizes and shapes.
Some clever kids even threaded according to a pattern they made!
Playing Dominoes, matching the number of spots.
Finding the shapes to match the Geo Shape block patterns.
Making towers of Unifix cubes to match the numbers on the mats.
Stacking Donuts to match the number tiles.
It’s a good idea to CHECK and recount your stack to be sure it is correct.
How many ways can you show a number?
We line up all the ways to match the numbers 1-10.
Using coloured pop sticks to copy the pattern cards- trickier for us than you might think!
Roll the dice and place that many marbles in the dish- can you fill it to the top?
Count the pictures and decide how many, then choose which is the correct numeral and clip a peg onto that numeral.
Read the number and place that many stickers along that line to make a stairway.
Playing Dominoes by matching the numerals.
Most days we also practise ordering numerals 1-10 in a number line.
We try to remember to use words like “…move in between…” or “…goes after…” or “…is more than…”
to move incorrect numbers to the correct place.
We always have to read and CHECK that we have the numbers in the correct order.
Then we have to find answers to tricky questions like “Which number is between 5 & 7?”, “Which number is one more than 8?”, “Which number is one smaller than 3?” , “Which number comes after 7?”.