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Numeracy Game - Numbers from 0 to 5

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Learning to count, recognise numerals and understand and work with numbers
requires a good deal of repetition playing games is a good way to make
this repetition fun and motivating!
This game will be very effective for a small group of students to play, after
they have been introduced to dot patterns, numerals and number words.
Before students play the game, introduce the game pieces to the students and
look at them together. Help them to become familiar with the format and rules
of the game.
Show the students the cards. Check that the students know the numbers and
words. Encourage the students if they have difficulty and reassure them that
help will be provided during the game.
Try to make learning experiences and game playing as fun as possible. The
aim of the game is not to demand or test the students knowledge, but rather
to encourage and assist them in playing the game. Remember that the more
fun a student has the more times they will want to play thereby engaging in
the repetition needed to build solid and meaningful understanding and skills.
Playing games will not only help your students mathematical skills but will
assist them learning to co-operate, concentrate, follow rules, engage with other
people and perhaps more importantly win and lose.
Use the game cards in the ways outlined on our instruction sheet, but also
adapt and use them creatively. They could even be used as flashcards for a
quick daily drill.
It is essential that children learn to instantly recognise dot pattern
arrangements (it is called subitising), in order to move to more challenging
mathematical concepts like addition and subtraction. The aim is for children to
be able to retain a mental image of the dot patterns to assist in computation.



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Equipment:
1 set of dot patterns cards 0-5
1 set of numeral cards 0-5
1 set of number word cards 0-5

Purpose:
Students will recognise a dot pattern instantly for numbers zero to five,
recognise numerals zero to five and read number words zero to five.
How to Play:
Students match each dot card with a numeral card and a word card.

There are a few ways games to play with these cards:
Have all the cards spread out in front of the players, and players take it
in turn to find matching cards.

Spread just the numeral and word cards face up, in front of the players.
Put the dot cards in a pile. Players take a dot card from the pile and then
go about finding the matching cards to the card they picked up.

Play with the dot cards and the numeral cards. Spread them face down in
front of the players. Ask players to select two cards, and turn them over.
If they are a matching pair, they are able to keep them to the end of the
game. Play continues until all cards have been matched.

Play with all cards. Play snap. Each player is dealt an equal number of
cards. Players sit in a circle and take turns to put one of their cards down,
face up, in the centre of the circle. If a players card matches the one put
down by the player before them, all players may snap their hand down
to claim the matching pair. The player, who claims the pair, is able to
keep these cards until the end of the game.







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Some ideas for using the bonus pages:

Number Display Cards
As you introduce each number and numeral 0 to 5 to your students, reveal one of these cards.
Ask the students to count the little girls in the picture. Look at the numeral and the word for each number with your
students. Discuss the numbers, numerals and what the children already know about these numbers.
Display these number cards in your classroom and use them in your math lessons.

Dot Pattern & Numeral Flash Cards
Play card games, like Memory, Snap, Concentration
Use them for a daily drill
Use them as a display in your math center
Encourage your students to order them in forwards and backwards sequence.
Line up the cards along the ledge of the blackboard or on a table. Remove one card, encourage children to identify the
missing number. Ask them to talk about how they knew the answer. Talk about numbers before and after given numerals.




















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Color the matching pairs in the same color.






Write the missing number in the sequence.
0 1 3 4 5

0 2 3 5

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