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Maths Ideas

  • “Hit the Button” app for tablet – great for practising tables
  • Play Board Games that have mathematical thinking e.g. Connect 4, Snakes and Ladders, Bingo, Frustration, Number Rumba, Scrabble, Monopoly….
  • A deck of cards will provide hours of fun and learning (oral language, maths, turn-taking) – play card games such as Go Fish, Rummy, Old Maid, Beggar My Neighbour, Snap…..
  • Make your own clock and practise telling the time. For older children, make a digital clock too. Look at a TV timetable and place the hands of the clock to show when your favourite programme starts/ends. Work out how long the programme lasts.
  • Help your child to set up a little tuck-shop at home; make labels and price each item.Give your child coins and they can “buy” their snacks each day!
  • Use food to teach fractions – e.g. a bar of Dairy Milk has eight pieces (each piece is one eighth), and half of the bar is four eighths, so one quarter is two eighths etc.
  • Bake with your child – look up the recipe, weigh out the ingredients (grammes and millilitres), watch the clock during the cooking time. Afterwards, child could write/type up the ingredients and steps followed (Procedural Writing) and create a personal recipe book.
  • Lightbot: Code Hour is a great free app that introduces children to coding with puzzles – it secretly teaches programming logic as you play!
  • Use Lego to make patterns – patterns of colours, blocks etc.

 

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Here are some useful websites for Senior Infants, 1st and 2nd Class for Maths/Numeracy.

Zero The Hero – Count to 100 – 100 Days of School

Zero The Hero 100 Days of School – Count by 10 – Skip Count by 10

Count to 100 with Grandma and Grandpa

Grandma and Grandpa Count to 120 (New)

Count by 10’s – Count by 10 – Count to 100

Count by 5’s – Exercise and Count by 5 – Count to 100

Count by 2 – Dancing 2’s – Skip Counting by 2

Count by 3 – Skip Count by 3 – Skip Counting

We also sing the tables e.g. 2 Times Tables Song – Numberjacks

 

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