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  1. Flashcards 1

    Make a set of flashcards for the numbers one to nineteen from resource sheet 6.1 and resource sheet 6.2.

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  2. Maths masters

    Go to www.nzmaths.co.nz/material-masters for masters on fan numbers, place value and number mats.

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  3. Using real objects

    You or a student could point to a group of objects and offer two choices.

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  4. Using rulers

    Try using (paper) rulers in a listening activity.

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  5. Flashcards 2

    Use resource sheet 6.3 to make flashcards that will help your students to consolidate the concept of bundling in tens, from twenty to one thousand.

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  6. Bingo cards

    Use resource sheet 6.4 to make Bingo cards covering one to forty (using numerals).

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  7. Total physical response (TPR)

    For a total physical response (TPR) activity, get your students to move in ways that respond to your instructions.

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  8. Making birthday graphs

    Adapt the template that is available on nzmaths for keke huritau (birthday cake).

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  9. Sequencing days of the week

    Using strips of paper 20cm x 4cm, get the students to write Rāhina (Monday) on the first strip and make a loop with it using tape.

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  10. Describing a taniwha

    To create a taniwha, your students will need a blank page and a set of number cards with the numbers one to nine on them.

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  11. Hopscotch in Māori

    Use chalk to write the words in Māori on a hopscotch grid.

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  12. Number frieze

    Have your class make a number frieze in te reo Māori for your classroom wall, incorporating pictures.

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  13. Using readers for input

    Some of the resources in the Pīpī series, Ngā Kete Korero series, and He Purapura series provide opportunities to formulate questions about number.

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  14. Three-legged race

    Have a three-legged race to illustrate the use of the prefix "taki-".

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  15. Feely bags

    Make feely bags using marbles, small blocks, or other small objects.

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  16. Calendars

    For an activity that involves listening in order to find out some information, either in pairs (takirua) or individually (takitahi), give the students a copy of a page from a calendar.

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  17. Cloze

    Do the cloze task on resource sheet 6.5 from the reomation Tokohia? E hia? (How Many People? How Many?).

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  18. True-false-make it right

    For a true-false-make it right task, use selected frames from the reomation Tokohia? E hia? (How many people? How many?).

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  19. Multiple choice

    Use resource sheet 6.6 as a stimulus for two sets of multi-choice descriptors, where your students have to work out which description best applies to each picture.

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  20. Same-different

    For a same-different task, use resource sheet 6.7. In pairs, the students have to communicate with each other, moving across the grid, box by box, and working out which boxes contain identical numbers (he rite) and which show different ones (he rerekē).

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  21. Information transfer 1

    An information transfer task involves putting written or spoken text into another form, such as a chart, grid, diagram, picture, or diary – or the converse.

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  22. Information transfer 2

    Another information transfer task would be for you to record numerically, on a large chart, how many students are present each day for a week.

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  23. Text innovation

    Use a felt board or a magnetic story board to tell a Hungry Caterpillar type of story that includes numbers.

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  24. Dycomm

    For a paired dycomm task, print resource sheet 6.8 from the reomation Te hoko kai (Buying/selling food). Cut into strips and give one student the questions and the other student the responses.

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  25. Dictocomp

    You could give the students a picture of an empty supermarket trolley, or something similar, and get them to draw the number of different food items (or other items) that Rawinia puts in her trolley.

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  26. Class shop

    Set up a class shop.

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