Below are some suggestions for oral and mental maths, number work and number operations. Again, all of these activities are suggestions. However, we feel that keeping your child engaged with some maths work during this time will be beneficial for them in the long run and for their return to school.
Suggested work for week 22nd - 26th June
This week we are going to have some fun doing maths. There are a few activities below which you might like to do; remember there are lots of ways to learn maths: practice weighing things when you're baking, measuring things to see if they fit in different places, doing maths with money when writing your shopping list etc.
Here is a maths scavenger hunt. After doing this one you might like to make one for someone else in your house, or for a friend to do! Try include things that we have learned about (like things to do with weight, length and 3D shapes!)
Have a look at this website for some fun maths games online. Ask a grownup to help you find some games which would be good for you. I really liked the 'Get 10' game in the numbers section.
In your pack, there is a worksheet with a star i=on it called 'Shape fill in game', some of you might already know this game. You might like to make a copy of it so that you can play more than once! To make the game more of a challenge, add in some extra maths. For example, you might like to add or take away 3 from whatever number you roll on the dice; the answer you get would be how many blocks you colour in.
Have a look in your Planet Maths workbook, are there any pages you missed? You might like to have a go at filling in these pages - if you get stuck or have any questions, email me and I would love to help!
In your pack there is an addition and subtraction worksheet, have a go at filling this out.
Revise 10 – tables . Tables can all be found on p.126 of Planet Maths First Class eBook on www.folensonline.ie Over the summer, try practicing some of your other tables aswell!
Revise Counting forwards and backwards in 5’s up to 50 or even 100 if you can!! You might like to practice skip counting in 2's or 3's as well over the summer.
Physically count in 5’s something you have at home e.g. counters, bricks, cubes, lego pieces, raisins, etc and physically move the items in pairs as you count in twos.
Then write out as you count 5, 10, 15, 20 etc
Play fuzz buzz where you take turns counting and clap instead of saying aloud multiples of 5 when playing for 5’s
Sound of number: Ask your child/children to close their eyes and tell them that will you drop an object e.g. a coin or anything that will make a sound into a container e.g. a biscuit tin . Ask your child how many drops were made, what is the value in the container? After dropping some objects into the container ask you child how many is there. Explain that you are going to take some away. Once you have taken some of the objects away ask your child to open their eyes. Ask them how many you took away and how many are left in the tin. As an added challenge ask your child what number they would like to count in 1's, 2's, 3's, 5's or 10's
Number work and number operations: Complete the mental maths worksheet from the pack. This is the worksheet that you child normally gets every week in school for maths homework. This week complete the next sheet. You may like to do one column every day of the week or do more than one column in a day.