Monday, 18 March 2013

Frog Pond Emergent Number Game

This is a super easy and fun game for your emergent/perceptual number group.
It is great for counting and early addition/subtraction.

You just need a packet of toy frogs and a little blue dish. I buy about 6 packets of these little plastic dishes at the beginning of the school year. You can pick them up for $1 or $2 for a set of 6. They are very handy for maths games, art and craft activities and providing a place for cards and equipment in games and activities.

Tell your small group of students that 6 frogs (or another number) are in the pond today...

Tell them to close their eyes. Flip the pond and leave 2 (or another number) out on top of the dish.

Ask the students to work out how many frogs are still in the pond.

Some students will need help to count, or may require a number line/chart to assist. ENCOURAGE strategies such as counting-on and counting-back.

If you like, you can get your students to discuss the frogs after each round of the game and record their findings on this worksheet. You can download it for free from google drive!

I told you it was simple! But I promise your little learners will love it!


~brookeb~ said...

LOVE!! It's good old blocks on a bowl :) You can also get insects from Kmart (about 40ish for $3) that might be fun for this game.

Mrs Poultney said...

Great game! We also used the mystery bag in my class, great to use a number line with it or even a ten frame helped my littles.

Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

Stefanie Galvin said...

What a great game! Definitely loving your ideas, Mel! I might modify it slightly with my kiddos because I've got a ton of tiny sea creatures that would be perfect.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Miss Galvin Learns

Cindy Calenti said...

What a fun math/frog game! Thanks for sharing.
Granny Goes to School