In this video students talk before and after a mathematics summer camp with YouCubed. The change in their perceptions is notable. The camp emphasised different methods for exploring mathematics, teamwork and talk.
How many children feel the same way about mathematics?
Solving The Math Problem from YouCubed on Vimeo.
It is important that children learn the order of numbers and how they relate to each other as soon as they can. They also need to know the basic number facts, such as the two numbers that make 10, then 20. Here are some simple resources that can be used to show children the order and sequence of number, and begin to understand the patterns that begin to emerge.
There are many lesson ideas that use these resources. They are also useful for a quick warm up.