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

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Back up

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:

6 dice on top of each other. The 6 dot face at the top followed by the 5 dot face, 4 dot face, 3 dot face, 2 dot face and the 1 dot face on the bottom.

She can also look like this:

3 dice on top of each other next to 2 dice on top of each other, next to one dice. 6 dot face at the top followed by the 5 dot face then 4 dot face in the first column. The  3 dot face and 2 dot face in the next column the the 1 dot face on the last column. 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?

Extension/additional activity

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.


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