To recall and use multiplication facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers
To add and subtract numbers using concrete objects
- Elastic bands
Children to sit in a circle to recite 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables
Ask children to collect as many sticks as they can (you can use similar objects you can find at home)
Ask children to group the sticks in groups of 2, 5 and 10 depending on the level of the group
Children to put elastic bands around their groups of sticks
Children to then place stick groups in front of them, and recite the appropriate times table using the sticks as visual aids
Children can also be given addition and subtraction problems, and then use the sticks to solve the problems.
Ask children to estimate how many sticks they have collected
Ask children to explain how they would find the exact amount
Ask children to tell you one more and one less than the number they have collected.