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F1 Maths Activities

OPTIONAL TUESDAY MATHS ACTIVITY
‘I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll mix your numbers up!’
The Wolf loves huffing and puffing! Can you make some number cards (you could make paper pig heads!) Write the numbers from 0 to 5 or 0 to 10 or higher if you feel your child can work confidently above 10. Spread the numbers out on the carpet and either blow like the Wolf (or use a hairdryer) to mix all the numbers up. How quickly can you put the numbers in order in a number line? Can you count on and back along your number line? Remember to send us your photos! Have fun!
OPTIONAL THURSDAY MATHS ACTIVITY
Can you draw the 3 pigs and collect 10 objects for your bricks (e.g. lego bricks, / Duplo / wooden blocks / boxes).
Each little Pig has built themselves a house of bricks but they need to build a chimney on each house. There are 10 bricks left. How many different ways can you share the 10 bricks between the 3 pigs? Can you write some number sentences using the + and = signs to show how you have shared the bricks?
Example:
1st Pig 2nd Pig 3rd Pig
3 + 5 + 2 = 10
1 + 6 + 3 = 10
(Choose a quantity that your child is confident with e.g. share 5 bricks between the 3 pigs).
How many different ways can you find? We would love to see your pictures! Have fun!

OPTIONAL MONDAY MATHS ACTIVITY

TAKEAWAY SKITTLE CHALLENGE

Can you make your own bowling alley?  Stand 10 bottles / cardboard tubes / etc as skittles in rows.  You could decorate them as the pigs and their houses if you wanted to be really creative! 

Decorate a small ball or soft object as the Wolf. 

Roll or gently throw the ‘Wolf’ at the skittles and see how many you knock over! Count how many skittles are left.

Can you write a takeaway number sentence to show how many are left standing?

Example:  10  –  4  =  6

This game could be played outside too with objects found in your garden!

You can change the number of skittles for your child’s ability.

We would love to see your photos and videos!  Have fun!

OPTIONAL WEDNESDAY MATHS ACTIVITY

REPEATING PATTERNS CHALLENGE

Can you make a repeating pattern using pictures of the pigs, wolf, straw, stick and brick houses?

You can either draw your own pictures or print some pictures off if you have access to a printer.

How many different patterns can you make?

We would love to see your photos!  Have fun!

OPTIONAL FRIDAY MATHS ACTIVITY

Look out – there’s a Wolf about!

The Three Little pigs are trying to get to their houses before the Wolf catches them!

You will need 3 counters (you could make paper counters to look like the Three Little Pigs), a dice and paper.

On your paper, can you draw three tracks with 10 spaces.  Draw a straw house at the end of the first track, a stick house at the end of the second track and a brick house at the end of the third track.

Place the three pig counters at the start – one for each track.

Throw the dice and move the first pig the correct number of spaces.  Repeat by throwing the dice for the other 2 pigs in turn.  Keep playing until the first pig reaches their house!  After each move, can you count how many more spaces your pig needs to move to reach home?

You can adapt the number of spaces for your child’s ability.

We would enjoy seeing your photos or videos!  Have fun!

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