Extending understanding of number past 20 with this numicon matching game. It looks very similar to the previous game at the maths table, but I’ve increased the number range to 30. The children are encouraged to count the whole tens first and then count or add on the units. The focus is really on how many tens are in the numbers, so I have picked numbers such as 6, 16 and 26 to explore this concept. I have avoided 12 and 21 at this point as I didn’t want to reinforce any confusion about the difference between these numbers. This is designed as an independent choosing activity and I would expect many children to be able to complete it by themselves and ask a friend to check it.
- Really focus on what you want the children to get out of a maths choosing activity
- Think about what is realistic for them to achieve, explore and understand independently or with a peer