The Little Wise Box of Maths provides lots of opportunities for exploring numbers, shapes, distances and sizes. Perfect for keeping the little one(s) busy and entertained while on the move. There are many other complementary things you can also do to make learning maths fun using everyday objects and activities. This blog builds on the previous one which looked at shapes, and suggests a range of ideas for exploring additional wider aspects of maths as well.
– Cooking together and letting children help with weighing and counting out spoonfuls and measurements.
– Sorting washing together by size and colour; and pairing up socks.
– Creating shapes out of different objects, such as coins or forks.
– Cutting toast into squares and triangles.
– Model building with recycled breakfast cereal boxes etc and exploring different shapes and sizes.
– Marking everybody’s height on the wall and seeing who is the tallest, the shortest, and who comes in the middle.
– Writing a selection of numbers on a chalk board. When you call out a number they have to identify it and squirt it with water.
– Exploring position by moving an item into different locations and asking if it is on top of/ underneath, in front of/behind, to the left of/or the right etc.
When out and about