Friday, 13 March 2020

Reception Maths Challenge

Parents/Carers of children in reception

Each week we will publish a weekly 'maths challenge'. These challenges will consist of short practical activities for your child to complete at home and will help your child to see maths as fun. The challenges relate to the different areas of learning within our curriculum: Numbers and Shape, space and measures (SSM). You can repeat the activity as many times as your child wants to and please feel free to change and adapt the ideas to suit your child's interest, what you have in your house and their current level of development. If your child would like to represent their thinking on paper let them do so in their own way. For example, they might not want to write numbers, but they might want to draw to communicate their mathematical thinking.

Next week we will be consolidating our learning on 3D shapes and introducing our 2D shapes. Here are a few challenges which your child might choose to complete:

Can you find something that is a square shape in your house?

Can you find something that is a rectangular shape in your house?

Can you find something that is a circular shape in your house?

Walk around your house. How many shapes can you see?

Can you find a cube?

Can you find a sphere?

Can you find a cuboid?

Can you find a cylinder?