Domino Maths for Parents – Day 5

Four more problems from our Hands-on with Dominoes series.

For the Early Years, we have chosen a problem that involves counting on in 1s and 2s. This might be a chance to see some development in your child’s approach to counting and again provides meaningful, and engaging, practice with number facts to 10. Counting on is such a natural thing to do that we hardly notice we are doing it and yet it is a key process in the development of confidence with numbers.

For the Middle Years, we have chosen two investigations that reward those who take a systematic approach to solving a maths problem. If your child picks out dominoes at random at the start, that’s fine, but encourage them to think systematically as they look for more solutions.

Click here to download the pages for Same Difference. 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.

Click here to download Domino Crosses. Again, there is no absolute need to print the pages for these domino challenge 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.