Mavi is 41 months old.
This is a continuation of our Antarctica Unit which we started last week. Here are the math activities to go along with our unity study.
We used Safari Toob Penguins for our addition. The cards that you see were homemade. It will make the addition game a little more interesting if he has these picture cards(control cards).
Another version of our penguin addition is using the concept of Montessori’s Addition Strip. I previously used the technique using bear counters and it worked for him.
Later, he started to do it on his own using the control cards.
SKIP COUNTING BY 2’S AND 3’S
We haven’t done this for a long time. So I decided to revisit it. I used white and blue beads, pretending that they’re penguin eggs (and candies according to my son).
Here I told my son that the penguins are hungry and needed two candies each. Once he placed the beads, we started counting by 2’s. I explained that counting by 2’s means that we start counting from 2 and skip some numbers along the way (thus the 1,3,5,7,9).
Then he wanted to have another set-up. He said that the penguins want to eat rice! He gave each penguin 2 rice (LOL) and he started counting by 2’s again. I was surprise that he can do it on his own. I am in awe of how can a little one learn by doing repetitive activities.
We did the same thing when we counted by 3’s.
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