Package 5 - Year 1 and 2 Mathematics - Stampolines follow up
This task offers your child the opportunity to explore the smaller numbers than make up larger numbers.
Week 6 - Package 5 - Year 1 and 2 Mathematics - Stampolines follow up
Things you need
Have these things available so your child can complete this task.
Numberblocks - Stampolines episode (optional)
Activity sheet 1
Read the instructions about Numberblocks - Stampolines follow up.
Why is this activity important?
This task offers your child the opportunity to explore the smaller numbers than make up larger numbers. It builds flexibility and number sense as well as spatial reasoning.
Before you start
Make sure your child has the required resources ready.
Check that the video is working and the audio settings are correct for your child.
What your child needs to know and do
This task encourages your child to see that collections can look different but still have the same amount. It also highlights the smaller numbers inside larger numbers.
What to do next
View the Numberblocks - Stampolines follow up video.
In Numberblocks - Stampolines, the numberblocks were making stamps of themselves by dipping themselves into ink and then splatting on the wall.
Six can look like this:
She can also look like this:
How else could Six look?
Options for your child
Activity too hard?
Use blocks or pasta shells to physically move the pieces to see the different shapes that you can create with 6 blocks.
Activity too easy?
Encourage your child to think creatively and look for more than 5 different ways of making Six.
Encourage your child to select another number for example 12 and think different ways of making 12.
Follow-up questions to ask your child
What’s similar and different about these two shapes of Six?
How many different shapes for Six do you think there are?
Explore other numbers. What do you notice happens as you increase the number of blocks?
Activity sheet 1:
What are all the different shapes Six could make playing Stampolines? See if you can come up with at least 5 different (and new) ways and draw them below.