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Maths Zone

Welcome to the Math's Zone

Here you can find lots of different activities and tips to help you with maths at home.

You will also find some activities to do with a hundred square, clocks and number lines. 

We have put some new games for you to try out at as a PDF at the bottom of this page. Please take a look.  

Please let us know if there is anything else you would like added to the website to help with Maths.

Ideas of activities to help you child at home

During some recent staff training, the teachers got together and shared some examples of maths activities they do with the children in their class. We decided that some of these activities would be useful for you to use at home with your children to support them in maths.

Growing numbers
This game involves counting to 5, 10 or 20. Start in a crouched position on the floor, count slowly up to your target, stretching your body as you go. When you get to your target number, you will be standing with hands and fingers stretched up high.

Pennies in a tin
For this game you will need a tin or a can. The idea is that the children count each object into the container as it hits the bottom and makes a noise. This could be used with money and children could practice counting in 2's, 5's or 10's. 

Board games
Board games are really good for children to learn how to take turns and share.

Think of a number
To play this game, one person needs to think of a number and the people guessing need some paper or a whiteboard to record on. They then ask questions about the number the person has chosen. 'Is the number more than 15?' if the answer is yes, the guessers begin to record a number line from 15. If the next question is 'Is the number less than 20?' they can fill in 20 at the end of their number line. The game continues until the guessers have found out the number.