Ensure you log on to Active Learn to access Power Maths, where you can explore the resources that have been used in lessons.
How to use the number track
Use the dinosaurs to move along the number track.
Practice counting numbers up to 10
You can hide the numbers and ask your child what comes next
Place the dinosaur on a number and ask your child what is 1 more and 1 less than the number
How to use the multi link cubes
Use the image back to pick pictures that your child likes
practice counting as far as your child can
ensure they are counting one object at a time
they could begin counting in 2s, 5s and 10s
How to use the 5 frame
Click to select the 5 frames
Use the counters to put inside the boxes
Discuss which frames has more and which frame has fewer
Encourage your child to use these words
You can begin to add numbers to 5 using yellow and red counters
You can tell a more and less story
First there were 3 yellow counters, then 2 more counts came, after there were 5 counters
First there were 5 counters altogether, then 3 counters left, after there were 2 counters left
Children have been working this way in class so are familiar with this approach.
How to use papers
Papers is an excellent way for your child to explore their own fascinations.
You can change the papers and select different objects.
Allow your child to explore and create their own mathematical fascinations.
How to use Part Whole
Click on the top circle to select a number. This is the whole.
Begin with numbers up to 5 and then increase up to 10.
Use the objects to make the number in the two parts.
This is another method to support your child to notice patterns and subtraction and addition.