Package 1-1 - Kindergarten Mathematics - Counting book

This task is designed to offer your child multiple opportunities to explore important aspects of counting.

Week 1 - Package 1 - Kindergarten Mathematics - Counting book

Things you need

Have these things available so your child can complete these tasks.

Ideal Back up

Information about making a counting book video


1 piece of paper

A piece of cardboard

Zip lock bags

Plastic sleeves

Stapler

Sticky tape

A marker

A pencil


Why is this activity important?

This task is designed to offer your child multiple opportunities to explore important aspects of counting.

Before you start


What your child needs to know and do

This task is easily adaptable and your child can bring to it whatever they know about numbers and counting.

What to do next

Students can also view the videos on their own. Where possible, view the first and last minute with them so you can help them get started.

If you like, you're welcome to sit with your child as they watch the videos. You can talk with them about their thinking. You can also have them work with another person at home.

Options for your child

Activity too hard? Activity too easy?

Watch video again. Your child may simply need another opportunity to think about these mathematical ideas.

Change the number you explore. For example, Look at 12 or 31.

Follow-up questions to ask your child

  • You can help you child by:

    • Giving them thinking time

    • Using statements and questions like:

      • Can you tell me more about what you’re thinking?

      • That reminds me of what you were thinking about yesterday when you...

      • I wonder if there is another way we could think about that?

      • I think I noticed a pattern...

Extension/Additional activity

Make pirate cooking together! Yes! Pirate cookies! You can find the recipe in this document

Here are some tips from NRICH maths website about how to talk about food and mathematics with your child.

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