Maths Investigation Area for Open-Ended Learning

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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Counting and Addition Activity Tray

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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Counting with Beads and Pipe Cleaners Maths Activity

Use coloured beads, pipe cleaners, numerals and play dough to set up an exciting counting and sorting maths activity for kids. This is also great for fine motor development and the finished creations can be made into permanent resources for future maths games. number bead math game

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Count and Sort Posting Box Maths Game

Make a fun posting box resource for early counting and sorting skills with the added benefit of fine motor practise and problem solving too! The enduring appeal of dropping and posting through holes will make this a real favourite game with toddlers to school age kids, with possibilities to extend the learning for the older

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Bottle Top Count and Match Game

Here’s a fun way to re-use bottle tops and jar lids by turning them into a simple counting and sorting game for preschoolers! As part of our on-going Playful Maths series, Debs from Learn with Play at Home and I are looking at simple and fun

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