Games to support maths
Here are some games we like to use in school to support learning in maths. We hope your child can have fun playing them at home too J
General number bond games for differing abilities:
This game provides quick fire questions on number bonds and covers doubling, halving, multiplication and division too. It is a timed activity so the children often enjoy trying to beat the clock! (Tablet friendly)
*The following games are not tablet friendly so a laptop or computer would be required*
This game allows you to work on number bonds to 5, 10 or 100.
A super interactive game which allows you to work on your number bonds to 10, 20 or 100 (just click the pairs activity for your desired level!). If looking for doubling, halving, multiplication or division activities, this fits the bill too.
Can you make the sums balance? Choose from addition bonds within 10 or addition bonds within 20.
A fun game where children can repair the slide by choosing 2 pieces which total 20. This game progresses on to dealing with number bonds to 100.
Games which will specifically help develop number bonds to 10:
Save the whale by finding the pipe showing the correct number bond.
Find a pair of aliens which would total 10 then watch the flying saucer soar away!
Games which will specifically help develop number bonds to 20:
Complete the sum which totals 20 each time then watch the Egyptian mummy have a boogie!
http://www.ictgames.com/funkymum.html is another version of the above game and gives simple 1 digit add 1 digit sums where the answer totals no more than 20.
We wanted to help the birds during winter because they find it harder to find food. So we have been following a recipe to make fat balls. We used our maths to make sure we followed the recipe in the right order and we used the right amount of the ingredients. We got to the 4th step. Our fat balls are now setting in the fridge. Our last step is to think carefully about where to hang them up in the playground.
We reused our milk cartons too!
Here’s a copy of the parents’ plan for this term.
*A guide to help you with your cursive letter formation.
*Free ebooks and activities – You need to join by setting up a username and password, it’s well worth it as there are loads of great resources that you can use on an ipad too.
*Phonics – explore where the sounds are in different words
*Jolly Phonics actions
*Jolly Phonics – Songs which your child will learn in class to help them remember their sounds. The children enjoy hearing them and singing along!
*Questions to support reading. (A pdf of the card you were given during the P1 Curriculum evening)
*Counting, Matching and Ordering numbers to 10
*Counting and Writing Numbers
*Counting 2 groups of apples, fish or sweeties (addition)
*A favourite song
Practise counting down from 20 with one of our favourite songs!
Practise the new sounds we have been learning with these jolly phonics songs.