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M2-6 Number Games

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Description

Aim: Having fun with numbers! Introduction: These games may improve their ability with numbers and give them number confidence. Taken from the BB Juniors Pro Pack M-2-6

Resources

• Sudoko Template (1 per person / group)
• Pen or Pencil
• Prize (optional for the fastest person to get correct!)
• Solve the Code Template
• Triangle Number cards (as required for group size)
• Find the Missing Number template

Instructions

Activity 1 - Sudukos
Instructions:
• Use the template provided, give them out to the children, they could work individually or in pairs to solve the puzzle.
• Ensure you explain what they have to do as some children may not have heard or seen one before. Ideally show them how to do one yourself.
• See template for the solutions for the Sudokos.

Tips/Advice:
You could add an incentive in for individuals/groups to solve the puzzle correctly and in the fastest time. If you do this you should allow everyone to finish and collect them all in before declaring a winner.

Extension Tasks/Adaptations:
You could also create your own Sudokos, a blank template is available for to help you with this or go online to www.free-puzzlesnet (there are lots of other websites to where you can create your own Sudoko for free!).

Activity 2 - Solve the Code

Instructions:
• Use the template provided, give them out to the children, they could work individually or in pairs to solve the code.
• Ensure you explain what they have to do and ideally show them how to do one letter yourself to make sure they understand.
• The solutions to the Solve the Code templates are as follows:
• Solve the Code 1 = Naughty Elephants Squirt Water
• Solve the Code 2 = God Loves The World’

Tips/Advice:
You could add an incentive in for individuals/groups to solve the puzzle correctly and in the fastest time. If you do this you should allow everyone to finish and collect them all in before declaring a winner.

Activity 3 - Triangle Number Game
Instructions:
• The game is easy to play, and is best with 2-4 players, although it can be used by one child as a patience”.
• Give each child or group a set of Triangle Number cards, explain how it works (see below).
• The game is played much like dominoes.
• Two sides of the triangles are put together according to a chosen rule.
• For older children the winner is the one to finish their cards first, but younger children usually play co-operatively.
• The cards are joined according to a pre-arranged criterion.
• In this game the cards are being joined by the rule They add to 9’.
• The games can be as hard, or as easy, as you like,
• Children can simply match the number symbols, or even colours.
• The numbers can be put together to make 10, or have a difference of 2 or add to make a multiple of 3.
• The two figures put together can be tens and units so that larger numbers can be used, for example, multiples of 6, squares or prime numbers.
• One of the useful aspects of the game is that it can be used to reinforce maths.
• For example, in the bit of the game shown above, the task is the join sides that add to 9.
• The children can be required to state what they are doing. Seven and two make nine” or perhaps Seven and two together add to nine”.
• Ideally make 25 cards as then 2,3 or 4 players can have an equal number of cards with one put in the middle to start the game.

Activity 4 - Find the Missing Number
Instructions:
• Use the instructions on the template to work out which animal represents which number.
Answer
• Elephant = 1
• Tiger = 2
• Rhinoceros = 3
• Lion = 4
• ?=10

For full details see the BB Juniors Pro Pack M2-6

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