Identify and write numbers 0 to 9, forwards and backwards engaging in solitary play while building a rocket ship.
Build a rocket with all the bricks starting with number “9”. Each brick has to represent a number lower than the previous one.
How to prepare
1 base plate
10 number bricks “0” to “9”
1 number sign brick
Place number sign in the top left corner of the base plate to indicate the bricks represent numbers.
Place the number bricks in the bowl.
Explain what a countdown is.
Create learning environments that empower young children to realize their potential: if the activity is linked to a story, the child will have a stronger motivation.
Try to let the child build their own strategy and explain it.
Pre-build the rocket with the first two bricks.
Add more bricks than necessary.
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Use numbers to count, organize, locate, compare: Count, read and write up to 100, 1000, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number, in multiples of twos, fives and tens; count up and down in tenths; recognize that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts
- Stabilize knowledge of small numbers: Given a number, identify one more and one less
- Identify the braille characters: numerals 0-9
- Engage in solitary play activities for an ability appropriate amount of time
Did you know?
Children need a deep, conceptual understanding of content knowledge together with skills that enable them to apply what they know.
Cognitive skills mean concentration, problem solving, and flexible thinking by learning to tackle complex tasks and building effective strategies to identify solutions.
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