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Hit the Target

10 min2 participants

Support base plate exploration and identification of number bricks to create and solve simple math equations.

Let's play!

  1. Player 1: Say a number between 10 and 30; this is the target number!

  2. Player 2: Read the one-digit number bricks on the base plate

  3. Player 2: Select and add number bricks, which added together equal the target number

  4. Player 2: Place them in the bowl

  5. Both Players: Check the answer

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • 20 number bricks from “0” to “9”

  • 1 number sign brick

  • 1 bowl

Place all the number bricks anywhere on the baseplate, in various positions (vertical, horizontal)

Facilitation tips

  • Explain “Number sign brick placed once on the top left corner of the baseplate indicates all bricks are numbers.”

  • Ask “What is your strategy to remember how the bricks are arranged on the base plate?”

 

Possible variations

  • Change the number of bricks on the base plate, vary the target number possibilities

  • Use 2-digit numbers on the baseplate

  • Use other math operations to reach the target

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Children will develop these holistic skills

Cognitive

  • Stabilize knowledge of small numbers: Verbalize the decomposition of the number: e.g. "5 is 3 and 2"

Creative

  • Reproduce, assemble, organize, link graphic patterns and then create new ones

Emotional

  • Share rules, roles and responsibilities

Social

  • Plan and carry out routine or non-routine activities requiring multiple steps

Physical

  • Locate objects by touch: intentionally search for an object

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Another surprise may be that numeracy is not only about numbers: it also rely on self-regulation or executive functions (EFs) and spatial skills.

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