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The NAEYC also have this great read based around the text - Mathematical Pattern Hunters. This term I used it to help support number sense in the classroom. I knew that both year levels had done some work around skip counting (counting by 2s and 5s) last term so I used this text early in the first week of term as a review.
We began by reading the book aloud and talking about the numbers as we went along.
I encouraged the children to predict the numbers or characters that might come next.
The follow-on activity involved making flip books.
The Yr1s counted by 2s
The Yr2 counted by 5s.
We used an A3 template that I had made and photocopied. The children had to fold this in half and then cut along the markings to the middle of the page creating five even sized liftable flaps. On the front they had to write the numbers.
And then underneath the flap, they had to draw something or things
to match the number on the front.
They've been on display on our classroom wall since.
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