# Maths

It is crucial to carry out the practical Parent and Pupil Tasks, as young children learn best through concrete practical experiences.

Weeks 1 and 2:

Handling Data

I have named the following tasks as Parent and Pupil Tasks, as the drawing, labelling and writing will need to be carried out by an adult.

• Find some blocks, buttons, beads, crayons or anything you have for sorting
• Draw two big circles on a page
• Now think of how you could sort your objects. Can you sort them for colour, size or shape?
• Talk about how you have sorted them
• Draw one more circle and see if you can sort your objects in three different ways.

Complete NHM Shape, Measures and Data Handling book p.30

• Use a set of 9 or 10 'attribute materials' such as transport vehicles or pictures of same
• Draw two boxes on a page. Label one box with a picture of a car, and the other with a picture of a car crossed out (Carroll diagram).
• Now sort the vehicles correctly. All the cars should be placed in the left hand  box with all other vehicles in the right hand box.
• Talk about how the vehicles have been sorted ie. car/not a car
• Repeat the above using a set of dominoes with totals from 7-12
• Label one box on the Carroll diagram with a number 8 and the other with a number 8 crossed out

Complete NHM Shape, Measures and Data Handling book p.31-33

• Use a bag containing 6 red, 5 blue and 3 yellow crayons
• Draw three rows of 6 identical squares on a large sheet of paper
• Write red for one row, blue for one and yellow for the last row
• Show your child how to remove a crayon from the bag and record its colour by drawing a matching 'blob' of colour in the appropriate row.
• Repeat until all the crayons have been removed and their colours recorded on the graph.

Complete NHM Shape, Measures and Data Handling book p. 34-39

Weeks 3 and 4:

Numbers to 50/100

• Give your child practice in continuing the number sequence from different starting points including the high teens
• Write a number strip form 0-30 with missing numbers
• Ask your child to write in the missing numbers saying each one aloud as they do so

Complete NHM Numbers to 20 p.26-27

• Log in to 'My Stuff' in Active Learn (Bug Club) to access 'The Maths Factor' ordering numbers up to 100

Complete NHM Numbers to 20 p.28-31

There are also lots of maths activities at the back of The Zoo booklet!

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