Week 10 - 8/06/20
Last week's maths was an introduction to multiplying and dividing. Instead of using these terms in school we talk about grouping and sharing. Don't worry if your child is finding it challenging as we are just exposing the children to the concept which will then be built upon in P.3. The first 2 lessons this week finish this topic.
Mental maths: Counting backward from 20.
Practical: Use objects found around the house. Give your child 10 objects and ask them to group into in 2s. How many groups did they make? Now get them to group it in 5s. How many groups did they make. Try this with different amounts of objects.
Worksheet: Sharing between three.
Mental maths: Counting forward in 1s from different starting numbers within 20.
Practical: Take different amounts of food and try to share them out equally between members of your family. E.g. (4 people) 4 carrots - each person gets one carrot, 6 biscuits - each person gets one and there are some leftover, 8 sweets - each person gets 2.
Worksheet: Share the food out equally. Make sure the child checks that each person has an equal amount.
Mental maths: Counting in tens to 100.
Practical: Collect a selection of empty jars, jugs and bottles. Let your child explore them with water. Can you make the container full, empty, half full, almost empty...? Which container holds the most water? the least?
Worksheet: Comparing Capacity
Mental maths: Counting forward in 2s. How far can you go?
Practical: Find a large jug (or another container if you don't have a jug) Let your child play filling and emptying the jug to let them understand the size of the object. Get your child to guess how many cups it will take to fill the jar and record their prediction. Then fill the jug using the cup and count how many it takes. Repeat with a bottle cap (or maybe a small bowl as this could take a long time) and a bottle.
Worksheet: Recording sheet
Mental maths: Counting forward in 5s. How far can you go?
Practical: Choose 4 containers to measure the capacity of. Choose a cup to measure your containers with. Record your child's predictions of how many cups it will take to fill each container. Then count how many cups it takes to fill each container. Record which container has the greatest capacity and the least capacity.