MN L2a recognise mathematical vocabulary for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
|Early years skill:||not specified|
|Early years typical range:||not specified|
|P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:||Maths Number and Algebra|
|P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:||L2a|
|Activity/strategy name and materials required||How to do the activity||Key principles for doing the activity and comments|
Duplicate the resource if there are more than 2 players. Cut up the calculation cards.
Some children will need some visual prompts to help them remember what the mathematical vocabulary means.
1. Each child has a Lotto base board with the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division symbols.
2. Put the calculation cards face down in a pile.
3. Each player picks a calculation card from the pile and matches it to the appropriate symbol on their base board.
4. If a player can't use a calculation card because they have used up all their spaces then they return the card to a discard pile in the middle and miss their turn.
5. Other players can choose to take a card from the top of the face-down pile or from the pile of cards discarded by other players.
6. The winner is the player to cover their board first.
Use a visual prompt initially, prompting players to find the words on the prompt and match them to the symbols. Take this prompt away when children become familiar with the words.
You can make the game more challenging by asking children to give the answers to the simple calculations on the cards.