# Package 2-3 - Kindergarten Mathematics - Pinch a ten

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

## Ideal

• Building towers

• A collection of blocks like LEGO bricks or building blocks

• A marker

• Some paper

# 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 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.

## 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.

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

• Why?