Numeracy is a subject I really enjoy teaching. I really feel that there is so much that can be done with it. In my class I try to keep all the activities as practical as possible so that the children are fully engaged. I believe that when it comes to numeracy children learn by ‘doing’ rather than opening a maths text book or filling out constant worksheets. Although there is of course a time and a place for written work it is important that the children first learn the basic concepts through the use of concrete materials and a great deal of active learning.
I have a maths corner in my class that the children can use independently. Like the literacy centres I gradually introduced the children to the maths centre at the beginning of the year. The children really love this centre and often this is where they like to go during ‘Choosing Time.’
There are an assortment of games and activities in the red maths activities box:
The above game was taken from here.
The ‘House Number Game’ was also taken from this site.