# Making Mathematics Fun - Part 2!

07 Mar 2016

*Parents can build their children’s mathematical thinking and fluency through interesting and simple games. You may need to prepare some materials for the games, but it will be a fun activity for the family!*

# Whole Numbers

### Memory Game (numeral cards 0 to 20) (word cards 0 to 20)

Prepare a stack of numeral cards and word cards (0-20) and place them on the floor with the numbers and words facing down. Get your child to turn over 2 cards. If the cards match, he will get to keep the cards. If not, he will turn back the cards and it is now your turn to do likewise. Repeat the process till all the cards are taken off from the floor. The player with the most cards wins.### Break the Code

- The first number is 4 more than the second number.
- The last number is the sum of the first and second numbers.
- The second number is 2.
- What is the code?

### Snap Game (numeral cards 0 to 20)

### Cluedo Numerals!

Jumping Jack

### Magic Square of 15 (magic square)

Give your child a 3 by 3 grid with some numbers written in it, for example, 1, 6 and 5. Get your child to fill in the rest of the numbers from 1 to 9 in the missing boxes. He has to make sure that the sum of all rows, columns and diagonal is 15.### Beannie Shares!

**Skip Count We Go!**

### 7-UP

### House of (3)Tables

### Sing Along With Me

**Ten Green Bottles***Ten green bottles, hanging on the wall,*

*Ten green bottles, hanging on the wall.*

*And if one green bottle,*

*Should accidently fall.*

*There'll be, nine green bottles, hanging on the wall.*

*Nine green bottles, hanging on the wall.*

*And if one green bottle,*

*Should accidently fall.*

*There'll be, eight green bottles, hanging on the wall.*

*Eight green bottles, hanging on the wall.*

*And if one.........*

*There'll be one green bottle, hanging on the wall,*

*One green bottle, hanging on the wall.*

*And if that green bottle,*

*Should accidently fall,*

*There'll be no green bottles, hanging on the wall.*

**Five Little Ducks***Five little ducks went swimming one day,*

*Over the pond and far away.*

*Mummy duck said,*

*Quack, quack, quack, quack.*

*But only four little ducks came back.*

*Four little ducks went swimming one day,*

*Over...........etc*

*until*

*But no little ducks came swimming back,*

*So Mummy duck said,*

*QUACK, QUACK, QUACK, QUACK.*

*And five little ducks came swimming back.*

**The Pirate Song***When I was one,*

*I banged my drum.*

*The day I went to sea.*

*I jumped aboard a pirate ship,*

*And the captain said to me.*

*We're going, this way, that way,*

*Forwards and backwards,*

*Over the Irish Sea.*

*A bottle of rum, to warm my tum,*

*And that's the life for me.*

*When I was two,*

*I buckled my shoe.....*

*When I was three,*

*I banged my knee....*

*When I was four,*

*I knocked on the door....*

*When I was five,*

I learned to dive.....

I learned to dive.....

# Geometry

### Blind But I See!

Blindfold your child. Tell your child you have a picture in mind for him/her to draw. Describe the picture in details using words such as ‘There is a circle. Inside the circle, there are two triangles that look like eyes. There is a square just below the circle. It is joined to the circle. Inside the square, there is a small rectangle. On the left side of square there is a circle drawn next to it.” Once the drawing is done, remove your child’s blindfold, show him/her your actual drawing. You and your child may reverse the role to play this game and have a good laugh :)

#### Memory Game (numeral cards 0 to 20) (word cards 0 to 20) [Download pdf]

#### Break the Code

- The first number is 4 more than the second number.
- The last number is the sum of the first and second numbers.
- The second number is 2.
- What is the code?

#### Snap Game (numeral cards 0 to 20) [Download pdf]

#### Memory Game (numeral cards 0 to 20) (word cards 0 to 20) [Download pdf]

#### Break the Code

- The first number is 4 more than the second number.
- The last number is the sum of the first and second numbers.
- The second number is 2.
- What is the code?