This week in Maths we are going to do lots of sorting ...
Sorting is an incredibly important early Maths skill. By sorting, children understand that things are alike and different and that they can be organized into certain groups. Getting practice with sorting at an early age is important for numerical concepts and grouping numbers and sets when they're older. This type of thinking enables children to embark upon the path of applying logical thinking to objects, mathematical concepts and every day life in general. Studies have even been shown that kids who are used to comparing and contrasting do better in Mathematics later on.
Sing 1 potato, 2 potato counting rhyme
Sorting Fruit Activity
Shopping basket and 3 different types of fruit
Show your child the fruit bowl/basket and ask them to help you to sort it ... Ask ” How can we sort them?”
Put fruit into groups ...... “Why are they the same?” We now have ......
A group of bananas
A group of apples
A group of oranges
Count how many in total, modelling accurate counting and match number card to each group.
Sorting activities for the rest of the week ....