Below are a series of videos demonstrating what to do.
You will need:
I recommend carrying this activity out OUTDOORS and on the ground where spillages don't matter! I also recommend doing this in rough clothes for the same reason. You may use cordial instead of food colouring if you don't have any or don't want to stain things accidentally!
Stone Age people did not understand numbers as we do. Archaeologists have found tally markings in caves that they think might be Stone Age counting. Can you come up with your own method of counting? You might want to choose symbols to mean certain amounts. Will you count in sets of 10 or will your counting system work in another way?
The drawings below were found in La Pileta cave in Spain and could be up to 25000 years old.
What do you think these drawings represent?
Could they be about counting things?
What might Stone Age people count?
Might they be the earliest known number patterns?
Please find a quick video and the suggested activities to do below.
Please watch my idea below for a game. You simply need some scraps of paper, a pen (and a brain of course!)
Below are some videos explaining this and activities to support this. This is to complete if you wanted more of a challenge so DO NOT worry if you don't want to do this or can't!
Money games to keep practising on:
These days are going to be our last at looking at money but do keep practising at home with this.
Topmarks games you may also wish to play to practise money skills:
You may use the link below for the game I asked you to look at before half-term on making amounts of money. This time, you may wish to be more ambitious and try: Toy Shop Money game, “mixed coins”, “exact money” and the "£1 to £5" option or the "£1 to £10" option.
Amounts larger than £1 will be in decimal format.
NOTE: If you wanted to, you could complete the calculations using column subtraction. I am not encouraging this at this stage because like when adding money (before I showed the formal method) it is important to be able to count forwards and backwards with the coins to begin with. The reason for this is in a shop you would have to work more mentally rather than writing workings in columns.
Use the link below for a game on making amounts of money: Toy Shop Money game, select “mixed coins”, “exact money” and “up to £1.”
Please complete the how much money is in the jar activity - first page only.
If you want to do the "Golden Coin" activity, you may be able to count some of the trickier amounts shown.
If you quickly count the amounts, there are 2 worksheets to quickly work your way through too where you can choose which pages to do!
Complete page 2 of how much money is in the jars activity. You can cut and stick the coins or draw them into the jar.
If you then have time, complete page 1 of making amounts with coins activity. You can really go to town with this if you desire. Remember to make life easier and put the BIGGEST value of coin first.
If you wanted to do the "Golden Coin" activity, you could do some of the much trickier amounts on these sheets.
Complete any of the activities you would like (except for Golden Coin ones unless you want to).
There is another activity below too. You can also play on the Top Marks game.