Take a selection of items from the kitchen cupboard.

• Estimate which item is the heaviest/lightest

• Weigh the items

• Order them from the heaviest to the lightest

• Find the total weight of the objects

• Find the difference between the heaviest and the lightest object

• Convert from grams to kg

• Find something that is approximately 1kg.

• Bake and measure out the ingredients. Change the quantities for different amounts of people.

Take a range toys or clothes and give each item a different price.

• Order the items from most to least expensive.

• If I wanted to buy 5 of an item. What would the total cost be?

• Give a budget to redecorate a bedroom – look at the Ikea website and see what different items you could buy.

Using a packet of 3/4/5 items e.g. cereal bars/ socks/ tshirts etc.

• If a pack of 5 costs €7.50. How much would 1 cost?

• Which is better value?

• Teach your child to tell the time.

• Make a clock using a paper plate or go outside and use a Hula Hoop and 2 sticks. (one for the minute and one for the hour hand). You could use pieces of paper with the numbers 1-12 on them too.

• Learn the days, months and seasons

• Learn how to read the calendar

• Look at magazines/newspapers – how long is your favourite programme on for? What time is the movie starting? What time will it be finished?

You need: a deck of cards.

- Each player pulls a card from the deck and places it face up on the table.
- Both players multiply the number on each of the cards together.
- Whoever gets the correct answer first keeps the card.
- The player with the most cards at the end of the game wins.

Place Value:

You need: a deck of cards

- Choose 4 cards from the deck
- What is the smallest number you can make (thousands, hundreds, tens, units)
- What is the largest number you can make (thousands, hundreds, tens, units)
- What is the difference between the largest number you made and the smallest?

Dice Dash:

You need: dice, pencil, paper.

- Each player rolls the dice 4 times
- If it lands on the numbers 1,2 or 3 you get 57 points.
- If it lands on 4 or 5 you get 139 points.
- If it lands on 6 you get 1,283 points.
- Add your total score.
- The person with the highest score at the end wins.

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