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Posts from the category: Maths

10 Picture Books About 100

10 Books Exploring Concepts Relating to Counting to 100. Great for 100 day of school celebrations

Picture books provide a fabulous platform for engaging children with mathematical concepts. By capturing a child's imagination, picture book stories make the process of learning about quite abstract math concepts and symbolism, of thinking and reasoning mathematically, more interesting, relevant and … [Read more...]

Beyond Number Names: Activities to Support Children as They Learn to Count

Activities for Children Learning to Count ft

Around two to two and a half years of age most children will begin reciting some number words in a somewhat ordered counting sequence. In fact, AJ (who is now 2 years, 4 months) currently recites, "One, two, three, four, (generally a pause then) six, nine." However reciting number words, even in the … [Read more...]

Butterfly Symmetry Nature Art

Butterfly Symmetry Art Butterfly

This post is part of the Outdoor Maths series by regular contributor Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature. My 6-year-old son adores butterflies. We recently spent time getting up close and personal with more than 30 different species in a seasonal butterfly enclosure at our local natural history … [Read more...]

Create an Engineering Mystery Bag Challenge for Kids

Lunch bag

This is a sponsored post for the littleBIGidea competition. If you are a fan of the hit TV reality competition, Masterchef, then you would be familiar with the concept of the mystery box challenge – it’s actually my favourite part of the show! For those who don’t know, the contestants are each … [Read more...]

Math Games for Kids: Equation Decoder!

Math Games for Kids_Equation Decoder via Childhood 101

As I have shared previously, Immy is loving the challenge of learning simple addition and subtraction. I made up this simple decoding game on the fly one afternoon as I prepared afternoon tea - Immy often sits at our bench drawing or writing as I prepare meals and on this particular occasion she was … [Read more...]

Math Games for Kids: Learning About Attributes in Nature

Attributes in Nature - flower

This post is by regular contributor Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature. On a recent hike with my two young sons, I had a chance to take one of the fun math games Christie has shared on learning about attributes outside and into nature. And guess what? It was a huge hit! Attributes are the … [Read more...]

Maths Games for Kids: Uno Flip

Math games for kids_Uno flip

Immy is currently loving solving addition and subtraction problems - in fact her maths homework is usually the first thing she wants to tackle in her homework book each week! I enjoy looking for new (albeit simple) ways to encourage her interests and to reinforce what she is learning which is how we … [Read more...]

Cooking with Kids: Baking Jam Tarts

jam tarts ftd

I love that involving children in cooking experiences provides them with real life opportunities to develop so many different skills and understanding of a range of concepts. Not least of which is the development of fine motor skills - that is, activities that strengthen and improve the dexterity of … [Read more...]