Although the timetabled activities for mathematics this term focus on multiplication and division, if you would like to cover more mathematics objectives I would recommend units of measure. This is a practical alternative which may be easier to adapt for home learning. Here are just a few suggestions the children may enjoy:
- Create a daily timetable and refer to digital and analogue clocks
- Refer to the day of the week, date, month and year
- Utilise the timer and stopwatch on your phone or tablet. Who can do *ACTIVITY* the quickest? Record in a table.
- Create an analogue clock with the hourly increments (here is a great website: www.mykidstime.com/things-to-do/easy-and-fun-clock-activities-for-kids)
- Fitness stations. 4 fitness activities for 4 minutes each. Can you time yourself?
- 2 minute timer whilst brushing teeth
Length and height:
- Who is the tallest in our house? How do we know?
- Measure in non-standard units (e.g. hand span) and standard units (e.g. cm and metres)
- Which is the longest room? Can you measure the windows in the house?
- How far can you roll a ball? How far can you throw it?
Weight and mass:
- Following recipes (below is a numbers bonds cookie recipe!)
- Feely bag for estimating weight. Close your eyes and choose two items from the bag (one in each hand). Which feels heavier?
- Estimate the weight. A pillow might be very big, but is it heavier than a tin of beans?
Volume and capacity:
- Pouring drinks or following recipes
- Which cup or container holds the most water? Predict before you test. This can also be done with sand, salt or sugar.
- How much rainfall has there been? You can use an empty plastic bottle with home-made increments (this could be ml or mm) www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/met-office-for-schools/other-content/other-resources/weather-station/rain-gauge
- What happens to the water when you get into the bath? Why do you think that happens? (The sink could be used with washing up)
- Helping with the food shop
- Estimating costs: how much do you think a loaf of bread costs? (compare with other items)
- Adding the cost of items in the house together
- Using the same type of coin, drop them one at a time into a pot. Each time you hear a coin drop, count on (counting in 1p, 2p, 5p etc) Did you reach the correct amount at the end? Let's check!
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