Package 2-2 - Kindergarten Mathematics - Building towers

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

Week 3 - Package 2 - Kindergarten Mathematics - Building towers

Things you need

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

Ideal

  • Building towers

  • A collection of blocks like LEGO bricks or building blocks

  • A marker

  • Some paper

Back up

  • Read the instructions about how to play the game below

Why are these activities important?

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

Before you start

Make sure you have the required resources ready. Check that the videos are working and the audio settings are correct for your child.

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

View: Building Towers

Instructions:

  • Choose 4 numbers to build as your towers (for example, 5, 7, 11 and 3)

  • Take turns to roll a dice and use the number of bricks to build up your towers.

  • Towers can be built up in any way you choose.

  • Take turns to build up your towers until one player gets the exact roll to complete the last tower.

  • You can also play this in reverse.

  • Talk about how many you have, how many more you need, what strategies you used, etc.


Options for your child

Activity too hard?

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


Activity too easy?

Change the size of the towers.


Follow-up questions to ask your child

  • If you were to play the game again tomorrow, what is one thing you would do differently?

  • Why?

Extension/Additional activity

Draw a picture in your mathematics workbook that shows the towers you built in order of shortest to tallest.


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