Hit the Target
Support base plate exploration and identification of number bricks to create and solve simple math equations.
Player 1: Say a number between 10 and 30; this is the target number!
Player 2: Read the one-digit number bricks on the base plate
Player 2: Select and add number bricks, which added together equal the target number
Player 2: Place them in the bowl
Both Players: Check the answer
How to prepare
1 base plate
20 number bricks from “0” to “9”
1 number sign brick
Place all the number bricks anywhere on the baseplate, in various positions (vertical, horizontal)
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?”
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
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Stabilize knowledge of small numbers: Verbalize the decomposition of the number: e.g. "5 is 3 and 2"
- Reproduce, assemble, organize, link graphic patterns and then create new ones
- Share rules, roles and responsibilities
- Plan and carry out routine or non-routine activities requiring multiple steps
- Locate objects by touch: intentionally search for an object
Did you know?
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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