When teaching mathematics, it’s important to include fun math activities into your planning (no matter their age!!) And this one is hands-on, play-based and FUN!! 💕 We love that!!
To set up this experience, you’ll need:
✨ Acrylic Numbers (you can purchase them here)
✨ Coloured sticks
✨ Playdough (here’s a cooked and non-cooked recipe for you)
Fake grass has been added underneath to make the space more inviting by @learninginjp. No fake grass? You could add a piece of fabric as a table runner!
This is one fun math activity that can be used in varying ways to differentiate based on the mathematical concept stage that the children you’re with are at.
Here are some ways to explore fun maths with this set up:
🌈 Creating birthday cupcakes and use them by adding the number of sticks as candles and then finding the acrylic numeral to stick in. Don’t forget to sing happy birthday and give that many claps too!
🌈 Create mini cupcakes, one for each stick and then add the numeral underneath to show how many mini cupcakes you made.
🌈 Create cupcakes, and then use a dice to roll how many groups you need to make of that number. For example, make 3 groups of 2 before they solve the equation with more acrylic numbers.
🌈 Create a birthday cupcake, starting at 0 and go all the way up to their current age. Great for adding on concepts!
🌈 Roll a number and then you have to create that many cupcakes to divide them out!
🌈 Create birthday cupcakes, and then roll another number and you need to divide that cupcake into that many pieces.
Do you love teaching maths in your classroom or at home?
Maybe inject some fun maths activities and you might love sharing mathematical concepts more!
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