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Numeracy Activities 12.10.20

Topic: Numbers Within Fifteen

Numberblocks - Meet Numbers 11-15 | Learn to Count

One episode for each day this week. Number 12 starts at 4.30, Number 13 at 9.05, Number 14 at 13.36 and Number 15 at 18.10

Lesson 1: I can count to 15 and make amounts within 15.

 

Mental Maths: Count forwards in 1s from 0-15. Count forwards from any given number within 15.

 

Practical Activity:

  • Use small items found at home (e.g. pasta, buttons, beads, lego) to make amounts for numbers 11,12,13,14 and 15. Ask your child to show the amount in a straight row, to make counting easier.
  • Touch count the sets of objects from 1-11, 1-12, 1-13, 1-14 and 1-15. The last number that is said is the total amount in the set.
  • Now make a row of ten objects. Ask your child to add 1 more. How many are there now? Say "The number that comes after 10 is 11." Add 1 more to the set of 11 objects. How many are there now? Say "The number that comes after 11 is 12." Repeat for 12, 13 and 14.

 

Recording Activity:

Lesson 2: I can recognise and order numbers to 15.

 

Mental Maths: Count forwards in 1s from 0-15. Count forwards from 0 and stop at any number within 15. Can your child say the number that comes after?

 

Practical Activity: 

  • Print the cards (provided below) for numbers within 15, or write the numbers on pieces of paper. Turn face down. Reveal one number. Can your child identify the number? 

  • Reveal all the digit cards. Order the cards from 0-15.

  • Using the words before, after and between, discuss the order of the numbers 0-15.

 

Recording Activity:

Lesson 3: I can explore ordering numbers to 15.

 

Mental Maths: Show a random number card from yesterday's lesson. Can your child say the number that comes before this number?

 

Practical Activity:

  • Select two of the number cards. Make amounts for each of the numbers, showing in rows as in lesson 1 for easy touch counting.

  • Ask: Which of the amounts has the least value and which has the greatest value? How do you know? Repeat this task, selecting two different number cards.

  • Order the cards 0-15. Touch count the cards to 15. Ask your child to say three sentences about one of the numbers: e.g. 6.  6 comes before ___, 6 comes after ___, 6 is between ___ and ___ Repeat this task for other number cards.

 

Recording Activity:

Lesson 4: I can add 1 more to numbers within 15.

 

Mental Maths: Ask your child to listen carefully. Clap an amount within 15. Can your child say how many claps they heard? Repeat.

 

Practical Activity:

  • Make a set of 14 small objects (using pasta, buttons, beads etc.) Say "There are 14" and place the matching number card beside the amount.

  • Now add one more object to the set. Say to your child "There were 14. I added 1 more. There are 15 altogether. One more than 14 is equal to 15." Replace the 14 number card with the 15 card.

  • Repeat this task for other amounts within 15.

 

Recording Activity:

Lesson 5: Consolidation Day.

 

Mental Maths: Ask your child to listen carefully. Count up to 15, but miss out one number. Can your child say the missing number? Repeat.

 

Practical Activity:

  • Make a set of stick puppets for Numberblocks 11 - 15 (template provided below)

  • Ask your child to order the Numberblocks. Discuss the numbers as before, reinforcing the concepts of before, after and between. In this order, the Numberblocks becomes greater by one.

 

Recording Activity: Choose one activity to complete today from those below the stick puppets.

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