My DD has just started Year 2 ( 6) and she really seems to struggle with numeracy even very basic stuff e.g counting in tens, counting on 1 from a 2 digit number - it doesnt seem to have clicked with her yet and I would like some fun ideas to work with her on her numeracy - games or props or something. Does anyone have any ideas?
You can use simple games like snakes and ladders - get her to work out where she has to go by adding rather than just shuffling along. If you print off a 100 square and draw it on that she can see 10s numbers, counting on 1 etc.
My SN DD is in Yr4 and very behind in maths. Last year the SEN teacher helped me help DD by getting me used to maths language - one more, one less, add on, take away, plus, minus +,-, = ,equals, makes, sum of.
School uses numicon. Cubes that are colour coded and fit together.
DD has on recently been signed off speech therapy. DD and I used to sing counting songs on the way to school. This Old Man, One Two Buckle My Shoe, 10 Green Bottles, etc.
Something else we do , is play catch and count the number of sucessful throws and catches. As soon as one of you misses, start the count again. Good for hand/eye co-ordination too.
Lots of Orchard Toys games are great for maths skills - We love "Pop to the shops" and "Piggy in the middle" Try Mathsticks website for games you can print out to play together.
My dd is a year older and further behind - it doesnt bother me to much. I tell myself that she will catch up when she is ready. She is home educated and really struggles with reading and maths. Practice and fun games is the answer I think