Teaching numbers

Have been doing quite a bit of this recently and decided to try as many different activities as I could.

Idea 1 – class member counts but misses out numbers – others have to spot which ones were missed.

Idea 2 – groups of 4.  Students can count from 1-31 or however high you wish to go.  They can say 1,2 or 3 numbers at a time but have to avoid numbers in the 5 times table.  If they say a 5,10,15 etc they collect a letter.  The letters are BURRO or LIMON and the idea is that you do not want to be a donkey or a lemon.

Idea 3 – finger twister.  Students draw a grid on mini-whiteboards or paper and fill in with numbers.  One student acts as a caller, the others have to use their thumb, index finger and middle finger.  It is twister in miniature.

Idea 4https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ydJr1Is8xI  songs, textbooks often have some.

Idea 5 – Last man standing.  Basically bingo in reverse.  Every student writes 4-5 numbers between a given range and stands up.  A student (or teacher) is the caller.  The aim is to be the last man left standing.  If all 4 numbers are called you are out and you sit down.  This would work really well with Queen’s “another one bites the dust” in the background.

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