09/02/2021 by Robyn Mccarthy News / Blogs 0 comments
A Math Activity For Home!
Number Cards and Counters
What you need:
Paper, marker, anything that can be counted (i.e. pasta, dry beans)
On a piece of paper write down the numerals 1-10 and cut them out.
Lay them out in a disarray on the table.
Lay out card with numeral 1 in front of the child and invite the child to count “how many pastas/beans will we put under this number?”. If the child is familiar with numeral 1-10, the child can lay out next number. Encourage the child to count and lay down pasta/beans in pairs of two. When the number is uneven place the pasta/bean in the middle of the next row. Continue this step until number 10.
- The child builds the numbers in sequence
- The child makes an association between the quantity and the symbol for the numbers 1 to 10
- The child gains a visual impression of odd and even
For more activities and ideas on Montessori education at home, check out our blog page here on our website, www.smsi.ie.