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Ideas to use Numeracy in and around the home.

Ideas for using numeracy with your child.

  • Count on from any number you can see in the environment.
  • Look for number patterns around the home and the environment.  Can you find house numbers for odd and even sequences?
  • Point out examples of numbers written as words in books, on signs, in papers etc.
  • How many people will we walk past on the way to and from school?  Did we see more or fewer people on the way home?  How many more / fewer people did we see?
  • Shopping receipts to find amounts less than £1.  Make these amounts using 10p and 1p coins.  Later make with the fewest amounts of coins.
  • Counting real money including 2p, 5p and 10p.  Sort money into piles of 2p, 5p and 10p and encourage counting largest value first.

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