Here are your 1-a-Day Maths activities for the week.
This week our maths is based on making 10, or ways of partitioning 10 - for example 10 can be made with 5 and 5 or 8 and 2 etc.
Follow the link below to watch a Numberblocks video all about ways that different numbers can be split up (or 'partitioned')
Get 10 objects - this could be 10 cars, teddies, blocks...10 of anything. Practice splitting 10 up in different ways - e.g. 5 and 5 by making 2 groups. How many ways can you find? Take photos of your different ways of partitioning 10.
2. Tuesday - Part-Whole Models - Caterpillars and Strawberries
To begin to record ways of 'making 10', we use 'Part-Whole Models'. It shows the whole amount in the circle at the top, and the 2 parts you can use to make the whole amount at the bottom. So it shows how 2 numbers can be added together to make 10. Like 5 and 5 or 6 and 4 see the example below.
Complete the rest of these part whole models of 10 from the Home Learning Work Pack. Take photos of your finished work and upload to your Seesaw Journal or email them to me.
3. Wednesday - Part-Whole Models - Butterflies
To begin to record ways of 'making 10', we use 'Part-Whole Models'. It shows the whole amount in the circle at the top, and the 2 parts you can use to make the whole amount at the bottom. So it shows how 2 numbers can be added together to make 10. Like 5 and 5 or 6 and 4. See the example below.
Complete the rest of the part whole models of 10 in the Home Learning Work Pack. Print out the page or draw your own version on paper. Count the number of blue butterflies and the number of orange ones and write the numbers down in the respective circles. For each one, there are a different amount of blue and orange butterflies which altogether make 10. Take a photo of your finished work and upload to your Seesaw Journal or email it to me.
4. Thursday - Practical Practise
There are lots of things you can use to help your child to practise generating their own pairs of numbers that make 10. You could use 10 pegs on a coat hanger and they can slide some to one side and some to the other side, counting how many are on each side. They could use a tower of 10 Lego bricks and break it in 2 in different ways, counting how many are in each part. They could use a set if 10 toy animals or teddies etc and put them in to 2 'fields' (the fields can simply be 2 pieces of paper, or 2 groups on the floor), counting how many are in each field. The possibilities are endless.
Think of a way of practising partitioning 10 to find pairs that make 10. Practise partitioning 10 with your new piece of home made maths equipment and take photos of the different ways you have partitioned 10. Upload to your Seesaw Journal or email to me.
5. Friday - Recalling pairs that make 10.
Now it's time to show what you have learnt this week. Put all that practical work and practise into action. See how many ways you can remember to make 10. Parents it is a good idea to practise in a practical way first as children at this age learn best when they are 'doing' and 'playing'. And if they are at a stage where they are not able to just recall these facts then let them use the maths equipment you made yesterday - or any other way they can think of!
Make some part-whole models like the one below. Have your child write pairs of numbers that make 10 to complete as many part-whole models as possible. Take photos of their work and upload to your Seesaw Journal or email to me.