Package 1-4 - Kindergarten Mathematics - 10 or bust

Developing number sense means children can talk about the relationship between numbers. This game helps children think about important relationships to ten.

Week 2 - Package 4 - Kindergarten Mathematics - 10 or bust

Things you need

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

Ideal Back up

Information about ten or bust - Video


Paper


Markers

Pencil

6-dot dice

Make dice patterns 1-6 on sticky notes. Shuffle them each time to be like rolling a dice.

Counters

Dried pasta


Why is this activity important?

Developing number sense means children can talk about the relationship between numbers. This game helps children think about important relationships to ten.

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 to the task.

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

Work with numbers in their range, for example, numbers 1-5.

Change the number you explore. For example, Work with numbers up to 12 or 30 or beyond.

Change the number of times you can roll the dice (for example, make it 5 rolls instead of 3).

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?

      • What might happen if...?

Extension/Additional activity

Get crafty and make Long creature adapted from NRICH maths website.

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