Supporting Children in Number
It’s not uncommon for children to have trouble with maths. Maths difficulties can show at different ages and in lots of ways.
How can I help my child with maths at home?
Count your steps as you take a walk.
Count by 1's, 5' s, and 10's
Give your child coins to practice counting money
Give your child story problems to try and solve.
Have your child explain how to solve the problem.
Have children point out patterns they find.
Let your child help you cook. Cooking involves a lot of counting and measuring.
Help your child learn maths vocabulary.
Teaching your child to count out the correct quantity –
Many children find this difficult and need visual support to help them develop an understanding of quantity
First to 10 (or 20)
This game is great for simple adding (and subtracting). It also involves a competitive element. What you need to play:
How to play:
1. Choose your minifigure and place it on the baseboard.
2. Decide what will be the winning score (e.g. 10).
3. Take turns to throw the dice. Place that number of bricks under your minifigure.
4. First one to reach the score wins the battle.
You can always play in reverse. Start with 20 and takeaway bricks. First to the ground (the base plate) wins.