Teaching and Group Activities for Understanding
Day 1 Teaching
Keep this part of the lesson short so that children have time to play 2 games. Introduce Skittles and Roll a penny, modelling these games in front of the class with a group of children. Talk through the calculation strategies that might be needed for each game.
-- Children play Tug of War and Can Knock Down.
-- Children play Skittles and Roll a Penny.
Day 2 Teaching
Play ‘Traffic lights’. Each pair chooses 3 numbers on their sheet and rings them. Roll two 0 to 9 dice. If the total is one of children’s 3 numbers, they colour the top light in red. Continue until 1 pair has completely coloured one of its 3 lights red, orange and green. Which numbers appear to be good to choose? Why? Which numbers were not so good to choose?!
-- Play Make 10.
-- Play Stick or Roll.
-- Play Turn the Cards.
Day 3 Teaching
Play Avoid the 10s. Place a counter on a number. A child moves the counter to a neighbouring number. They add this number to the previous number. Record the running total. Continue taking turns with the class. If the class get past 50 without you making a total of a multiple of 10, they win. If not, you win!
-- Play Spot on.
-- Play Avoid the 10s, but with subtraction.
Day 4 Teaching
Shuffle 1 to 9 digit cards. Ask an ‘assistant’ to use the cards in that order to mark a 2-digit number on a 0 to 100 landmarked line. Repeat. Children work in pairs to shuffle 1 to 9 digit cards, and take two to try to make a number between your two numbers. Repeat.
-- Children play Inbetweenies in pairs on 0 to 100 lines.
-- Children play Inbetweenies with 3-digit numbers on a 0 to 1000 line.
Day 5 Teaching
Two children help you to demonstrate the game Banned. Write 35 on a whiteboard, with tens and more written alongside. Show the class, but NOT the two children helping you. A child from each table gives a clue without using the two banned words. Continue until the children guess the number. Repeat for rectangle with rectangle and sides as the banned words.
-- Children play Banned using given cards with numbers/pictures and banned words.