Prep Transition Numeracy Presentation2011. Real-life Maths Kitchen : 1. Cutlery - Sorting into size, shape, number 2. Laying the table therefore following pattern, groups, multiples 3. Playing shop or even better actually shopping in small amounts
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1. Cutlery - Sorting into size, shape, number
2. Laying the table therefore following pattern, groups, multiples
3. Playing shop or even better actually shopping in small
4. Ordering food packages after shopping from biggest to smallest, heaviest to lightest, tallest to shortest
5. Count the fruit in the fruit bowl, vegetables on the plate, chips for each person
Around the home:
1. Socks - Colour, size, shape, pairing, odd & even...
2. Linen - Tea towels - pattern, size...
3. Towels - patterns (twirls, circles, zigzags, )
counting (shells, dots,
animals), size, shape, relationship of body size
1. “I Spy”
2. Board games especially with dice
3. Online activities such as:
Types, colours, shapes...
Number plates - number patterns, addition, subtraction, comparison one plate to another...
Speed limits - similar, comparisons, variables...
Road signs – shape, message, diagrams...
1. Bricks - Shape, combined shape, shape in a fence, house gate...
2. Number of trees in an area, worms in a hole, vegies in a plot...
3. Shapes all around us we see but never really
notice in terms of 2D names...
4. Animals - colour, number of breeds, patterns in
coat, amount they eat, drink, distance walked...
1. Five Little Ducks
2. 1,2 Buckle My Shoe
3. Ten in the Bed
4. 1,2,3,4,5, Once I caught a Fish Alive
5. Ten Green Bottles
6. Five Little Monkeys
Ask your child questions rather than them just asking you.
· What shapes can you see?
· How could we measure?
· How will we find half?
· How can we share these lollies?
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
by Dr.Seuss. Bartholomew really wants to take off his hat to the King of Didd … but how? How many hats will he end up with?
Night Noises by Mem Fox
Lily Laceby was nearly ninety and lived in a
cottage in the hills with Butch Aggie, her dog, as
her only companion. One wild winter evening,
snug and warm by the fire, Lily drifted off to sleep.
As she dreamed peacefully of bygone days, family
members start assembling for a surprise.
365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental and Joelle
When a box containing a penguin arrives anonymously on New Year’s Day, a family of four is puzzled, but as they continue to receive one penguin each day their problems — and food budget, and storage issues — are multiplied
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Follows the progress of a hungry little
caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large
quantity of food.
Division & Fractions:
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and
The Big Hungry Bear by Audrey and Don Wood
Little Mouse worries that the big, hungry bear
will take his freshly picked, ripe, red strawberry
for himself. There’s only one solution to share it
The Wing On A Flea by Ed Emberley
Simple rhyming text and illustrations guide the
reader to see triangles, rectangles, and circles
in everyday things.
The Bad-Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle
A grouchy ladybug, looking for a fight,
challenges everyone she meets regardless of
their size or strength
Cluck O’Clockby Kes Gray
A group of chickens has a full day on the farm,
from eating breakfast early in the morning
to avoiding a fox late at night.
We all need to remember children are like sponges and they soak up all the information and experiences we can give them. We don't need to ‘kiddify’ our language, just explain what we mean. Children will understand far more than we give them credit for.