Domino Maths for Parents – Day 2

For the Early Years, we have chosen counting on 1 or 2 with dominoes, as the ability to count on 1 or 2 from a starting number is an important part of developing number skills.

For the Middle Years, we have chosen the domino chains, as these are maths problems to solve and for both of which there are many more than one right answers. With right-answer only problems children learn to give up once a solution has been found rather than to persist with the problem and find as many solutions as possible.

Click here to download the pages for Counting on 1 and Counting on 2. You’ll find that the teacher (read parent) notes are included for you to use as well. There is no absolute need print the pages, but you can if you want to. The important point to notice is that in each case there are 7 dominoes to be found.

Click here to download Domino Chains 1 and 2. Again, there is no absolute need to print the pages for these domino challenges and accompanying notes, however they do help children to organize their thinking.

We do recommend that you join in the fun with these challenges, they could be quite entertaining for the whole family.