# Grade 1 - Maths

Try to do 10-15 minutes of number sense activities to start off your Maths Session.

### Number Sense

These can be done each day to make up your 30-45 minutes of maths.

**Oral count but 2,5,10 starting from any number to 120.****Playing card g****ames-**Snap +1 or -1 (the children have played this game often)

Make 10, lay out 8 cards between you, aim to make 10 using + or - (eg. 4+6, or 12-2). You can alter the number to make it more difficult. You may find removing the picture cards is easier.

Memory matching

Fish

**Dice games****-**Roll dice to make 2-digit numbers and count on/count back

Greedy Pig - Write and add numbers that are rolled, Number 6 is poison so when it is rolled the game stops and start again. See how high your child can get before rolling a 6.

**Board games-**any you have**Time-**What is the time? When the big hand get to the -- we will stop. If you are doing things at the same time each day ask them to notice 9:00 etc.

**Calendar-**What is the date today? What is 10 more than the number? What is 10 less? What will the date be in a week? Last week? What day is it? What day was it yesterday/ tomorrow? Point to the day on your calendar.

**Handwriting:**Formation of numbers correctly particularly if you notice your child reversing numbers. They can draw with chalk outside or in sand/make with play doh.

### Whole school Maths vocabulary explained by our wonderful Math Coaches!

An Open Ended task is a maths activity where there is more than one way to solve the problem, and often more than one solution. For example instead of asking a student what is 3x8 (which is a closed question because it has only one answer of 24), we flip the problem to become ‘the answer is 24, what could the multiplication problem be?’ (this is now an ‘open task’ because there is more than one way to solve this problem). Research shows that Open Ended maths tasks provide students with the opportunity to problem solve, think deeper about a problem and communicate their thinking to peers and teachers, allowing them to develop more in depth understandings. We recognise that when we provide students with an open ended task, some students might find it a little difficult, whereas some students might be eager for a further challenge.

This is where we use enabler tasks and extender tasks when presenting an open ended task. An enabler task is a similar task to the open ended task, but it has been modified slightly to allow an easier entry point. Some students may be required to complete the enabler task to help them become more ready to complete the open ended task presented. An extender task, on the other hand, is an extension task that builds upon the original open ended question. So, once a student completes the open ended task, they can be challenged further by completing the extender task.