Once we had reminded ourselves of the names, Mrs Lowes started a pattern for us to continue.
Sophie had the challenge of 'square, circle, triangle'......did she get it right?
The children had to ask mathematical questions such as 'how many corners does the shape have?' 'how many sides?' to discover if the shape was a square, triangle, rectangle or circle!
Counting on to help us add!
We put the BIGGEST number in our head and counted on using dots.
So 12 is our starting point, we drew 3 dots and then counted on to find the answer.
12 - 13,14,15!
Easy as pie!
Please practise counting in 2s with your child, don't forget to count back in 2s as well!
Trick : Start with the answer, so 4 + 0, then 3 + 1, then 2 + 2 etc.
If the children write them in a logical order, a pattern will emerge! Try it with your child, it works with any answer!
"You have to have the same again!"
We had "3 little girls in blue dresses" and had the same again, 3+3=6, it worked with dots too! Some children found that it even worked when you doubled large numbers as well!
The first person starts counting at 1, they are allowed to say 1,2 or 3 numbers (1,2...), the next person would then continue (...3,4,5...) and so on until someone says '11' and have been knocked out of the game!
Amanda was very brave as she had to knock out the Deputy Master of Dulwich College, Mr. Botting! He was a very good sport and didn't cry or sulk because he knew he could join in the next game!