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Ideas for making maths fun/practical (Y2)

Discussion in 'Primary' started by impulce, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. I am struggling to find ways to make certain aspects of numeracy fun, engaging and practical for my Y2 class. I am fine with the main teaching part and mental oral starters etc, but when it comes to actually sitting down and applying some of our knowledge I find myself resorting back to worksheets far more than I would like.
    Where possible, children generate their own numbers using cards/dice/spinners but even this is becoming very frequent and I am looking for more interesting ways of engaging children during their independant group work time. I dont struggle as much with shape/space/measure as there are lots of resources etc that can be used, but it is the number/calculation type concepts that I am struggling to make engaging.
    This week I need to teach finding the unknown in a number sentence, and number sequences. The only way I can think to get children to apply the skills is to complete a worksheet! Or to get them to copy sequences/calculations out into their books and continue them.

    I just wondered if anybody had any nice ideas ?

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