Count, read and write numbers; understand their numerical value through a directive hand clapping activity.
Align numbers in the correct order from 0 to 9.
Leave a blank space for the place where the number is missing.
Fill the gap, by clapping your hands the number of times equal to the missing number.
How to prepare
1 base plate
9 number bricks (one number is not present)
1 number sign brick
Number sign is located on the top left corner of the base plate indicating the bricks represent numbers.
Place the 9 other bricks in the bowl.
Provide real or virtual reminders, e.g. list of numbers embossed on a paper, song.
Ask “What strategy did you use to show the missing number?”.
Suggest tower constructions, starting with bricks number 1, 2…
Change the number of bricks.
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
- Identify the braille characters: numerals 0-9
- Describe an organization produced or observed
- Identify spatial relationship within a braille cell, a line, a page
Did you know?
Well-planned and intentional instruction with use of effective techniques can lead to improved academic outcomes and socio-emotional skills.
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