Using stuff from around the house... Game #1

The purpose of my posts is to share maths ideas for parents that don't require printing or technology, are fun to do together, only use stuff you have at home and the children learn without knowing it is a maths lesson...

Stuff you need for this game - something to throw, something for it to land in, something to write on, something to write with

What we did - We used old halloween buckets and a bouncy ball. We allocated each bucket a score which was a multiple of 10

Rules - Take turns to throw and try to get your ball in the bucket. The winner is the first to reach 300.

The Maths Learning - Counting in 10s, writing 2 and 3 digit numbers to record their score, addition of multiples of ten, how many more to make 100, strategic thinking (which bucket should I aim for?), using known facts (e.g. 3 + 7 = 10 so 30 + 70 = 100)

Adapting it - Change the value of the buckets and change the target score to suit your child's learning e.g. Give each bucket a score of 1 - 6 and make it the first to 20 or give each bucket a score in the hundreds and make it the first to 1000 etc... JUST HAVE FUN!

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