Monday, August 2, 2010
We played a spot of Skittle Math this week.
A quick easy way to achieve some 'how many objects in a group' work. This really only works best for smaller numbers, so the focus here was for K but of course with skittles being the main attraction I couldn't leave B out and he was all up for trying some higher number groups.
Simply place a few items on the table (counters, blocks, lollies) and the idea is to have the child tell you how many are there without counting. To keep the little pile of skittles they had to get it right....now that was the best incentive yet!!!!
They each played a few rounds and both did very well at this.
And because B had way more skittles due his larger groups they quickly decided to count their stash and divide them evenly.
All of that math and fair play too boot!
I am linking this to Math Monday at Joyful Learner and to We Play at Childhood 101