Numeracy at Home

Some great ideas at Maths Week Scotland to help support maths at home.

Daily Challenge
Have a daily lego challenge.  For example, build a spaceship / design a garage, build  a bridge (how strong can you make your bridge?)


Improve your estimating skills by looking at objects in the house and guessing how many there are e.g. how many toys are on the bed?  How many pieces of lego are in the box?

…Then Count!
Find things to count!  Count your steps as you move around the house.  What happens if you take bigger or smaller steps?  Count small change, paperclips, cutlery, windows, chairs, cups, pasta in the jar etc;  Have no ceiling on your upper number limit! Did you estimate first?  How good was your estimate?

Help with Cooking
Find a recipe in a book, or online.  How many people is it for?  What if you were to double the amount of people, how much of each item would you need?  What about if it was for half the amount of people?
Then help to cook the normal tea!


Second level (P5-7) activities:

First level (P2-4) activities:


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