Set up a specific area for playful maths investigations at home or in the classroom, to encourage plenty of open-ended play and self-directed learning with a range of inviting materials.
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Make an easy counting, sorting and addition game using shapes and homemade numeral cards for a playful, open-ended maths activity!
I set out a maths activity for both of the bigger girls using the gorgeous wooden shapes from our Spielgaben educational toys set (you can read our
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Turn a large cardboard box into a giant abacus for some fun counting and addition games with kids! Kinaesthetic learning and fun, with some motor skills mixed into the play too.We had a huge cardboard box in our house for a couple of months which we used
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Set up an open-ended maths activity for kids using counting manipulatives, play dough and a dice, in a dip tray! With opportunities to practise counting, 1:1 correspondence, matching amounts to numerals and simple addition and subtraction games, this can be adapted for all ages and stages of mathematical development (and is plenty of great fun!)
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Set up a fun playful maths activity using spaghetti stuck into play dough and a box of colourful threading beads! Fantastic for developing fine motor skills, practising counting, recognising numerals and making simple patterns in a hands-on, open-ended way. Continue reading Counting and Patterning with Play Dough, Spaghetti and Beads