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 Dice (see ideas) Use in common board games. These are good practice counting small numbers. Roll dice in pairs. Add all the dots, subtract the smallest from the largest or multiply the two together. Roll dice to make the digits of a number then double it or multiply by a set number (x10 or x5). Number knowledge activities: Medium Harder Playing cards (see ideas) Remove face cards and use as number cards 1-10. You will need to ensure your child understands that the aces represent 1s. Use to play Snap, Happy Families, or Go Fish. These games are all good for number identification practice. Number knowledge activities: Easier Medium Harder Clocks (see ideas) Use to practice skip counting in 5s to 60. Maths at Our House: Clocks Newspapers and advertising flyers (see ideas) Maths at Our House: Newspapers Number knowledge activities: Easier Medium Harder Wooden shape puzzles or blocks (wooden blocks or Lego) (see ideas) Use as puzzles or building blocks to build understanding of shape and space. Use building blocks like Lego to practice multiplication: how many 2 blocks make an 8 block? (how many groups of 2 make 8?). Pens, paper, scissors etc. (see ideas) Practice basic facts and writing numbers. Draw number lines for figuring out sums. Number knowledge activities: Easier Medium Harder Tape measures or rulers (see ideas) Use to measure things in millimeters, centimetres and metres. Use as a number line. Use to create line drawings of shapes. Number knowledge activities: Easier Harder Maps (see ideas) Maths at Our House: Maps Play money (see ideas) Use to play "shop" and practice paying and making change. Use coins to skip count in 10s, 20s and 50s (half dollars). Play: How much more to make a 1 dollar? Number knowledge activities: Easier Dominoes and other wooden games like Pick up Stix (see ideas) Play the game of dominoes or use as sets of dots to add and subtract and multiply. Play Pick up Stix and then calculate the score by making each colour a different value.