Here are some MATHS activities and challenges to do at home:
Please click on the following link for some lovely maths activities to do at home from the White Rose Maths Scheme:
Use small objects like beads/ buttons/ pasta. Close your eyes and take a really big handful. Now estimate/ guess how many are there.
 Use the same small objects like pasta. Take another big handful and try to group them in 2’s, 5’s or 10’s to count them.  Use 3 plates and some dried pasta or beads or buttons. Take another handful and share them between the 3 plates. Talk about what happened. Was there an odd or even number? Were there any left over? 
Draw 3 circles that look like plates. Draw a line of 12 balls under them. How many balls go on to each plate? Try drawing a line from each ball to each plate.  Get 2 pieces of pasta then double them: 2 and 2 more makes 4 Get 4 pieces of pasta then double them: 4 and 4 more makes 8. Keep going –explore different ways of making doubles.  Tell your own number story and reco.rd each event in a number sentence. For example: There are 5 birds, 2 went away, there are 3 left: 52=3 
Watch this lesson and complete the activities from the Oak National Academy looking at adding and subtracting numbers within 20 – part 1.
 Everyday practise counting to 100.
Count in 2’s to 20. Count in 5’s to 50. Count in 10’s 10 100.  Practise making 10 in different ways numberblocks.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bn5k6h/numberblocksseries3tenagain 
Watch this lesson and complete the activities from the Oak National Academy looking at adding and subtracting numbers within 20 – part 2.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/additionandsubtractionwithin20parttwo  Get a big pile of building block or buttons or pasta.
Group them together in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.
 Watch the tally subitize video and shout out how many you see….

Make up your own addition and subtraction number sentence using your toys to help. Then try and write down the number sentences to match your sentence. For example: One day I had 8 cars but 2 were broken so I only had 6 (82=6). Then 3 lorries came so I had 9. (6+3=9).  Draw two tens frames like these:
and continue to use any small objects like raisins or small stones, make 11,12,13,14,15,15,17,18,19 in different ways.  Try to do some subtraction number sentences but don’t use your fingers or number line. Just try to COUNT BACK to find the answer (start with just using numbers to 10). So 94= Hold 9 in your head, hold up 4 fingers and count back 8,7,6,5.  
Use a small box, draw a line down the middle. Put 8 small objects in it (raisins or pebbles or buttons). Give them a magic shake. See how many have landed on one side of the line and how many on the other. Record them in a number sentence: 4+4=8 etc. Keep shaking, how many different ways did you find ?
 Draw a whole, part, part model with one large circle and two small circles and a line joining the two small circles to the large one. Use a set of 9 objects, put them in the ‘wholelargest circle’ then take turns to split them/ partition them between the two smaller circles. Repeat this several times. Record how many different ways you can make 9: 5+4=9
 Make your own bingo board. Draw a grid with 8 boxes. In each box draw a set of things like balls, spiders etc. Draw 11 in one box, 12 in another, 13 in another etc until you get to 18. Call out a number between 1118 and cover the set that matches.

Watch this lesson and complete the activities from the Oak National Academy looking at investigating quantities using more and fewer.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/investigatingquantitiesusingmoreorfewer
 When you sort your toys in your bedroom use the language more and fewer.
I have more teddies than cars.
I have fewer dolls than books.  Practise counting to 100 with the numberblocks.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0007llc/numberblocksseries4thebigone 
Watch this lesson and complete the activities from the Oak National Academy about ‘estimating and counting’.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/estimatingandcounting  Have a look at objects in your house and estimate how many there are?
How many grapes in a bowl? How many blocks in a box?  Watch the subitze video and shout out how many objects you see….

Go to the White Rose Maths site and complete the activities for each day:  Watch this episode of number blocks:  Draw two tens frames with 5 squares in a row at the top and 5 squares at the bottom. Use sets of 1 pence pieces or any small counter and practice quickly putting them on the tens frames and say how many there are without counting. 
Watch this video – try to say the amount in the set before the pirate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L8bIDeW5co
 If you need a challenge, see if you can subitize looking at numbers to 20  Using a handful of any small items like beads, buttons or small lego pieces. Take a handful and estimate how many you have without counting them. Then practice putting them in groups of 2’s, 5’s or 10’s to help check how many you have. 
Watch this lesson and complete the activities from the Oak National Academy about ‘doubling’.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understandingtheconceptofdouble
 Practise doubling numbers to make numbers up to 10.
You can use different objects from your house you can even use your fingers.
 Use these objects to help solve your own doubling number sentences: Start with 1: 1 + 1 = 2 + 2 = 3 + 3 =
How many different number sentences can you make? 
Watch this lesson and complete the activities from the Oak National Academy about ‘halving’.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understandingtheconceptofhalf479f36  Practise halving numbers up to 10.
You can use different objects from your house you can even use your fingers.  Draw 2 circles on a piece of paper.
Share objects into 2 equal parts. Start with 2 then 4,6,8 and 10. What happens if you try and share 3,5,7 and 9? 
Watch this lesson about ‘1 less than’. Can you say the number 1 less than any number to 20 ?
https://www.thenational.academy/ reception/maths/findingonelessthanagivennumberreceptionwk51#slide2  Practise counting back from a number to 20. Start at different numbers: 18, 14, 11 etc. Challenge yourself and count back from larger numbers.  Everyday, practice counting to 100. Count in 2’s to 20 Count in 5’s to 50 Count in 10’s to 100 
Watch this lesson about finding 1 more and 1 less than a number (write numbers 1 to 20 in a grid. Throw objects on a number and say what number is 1 more or 1 less than that number: https://www.thenational.academy/ reception/maths/exploringonemoreandonelessreceptionwk52#slide2  Watch this lesson: Investigate number combinations within 20 (share 20 objects between 4 bowls): https://www.thenational.academy/reception /maths/investigatingnumbercombinationswithin20receptionwk53#slide2  Just use your fingers to practice doing addition and subtraction number sentences using number to 10. 5+3= 93= 
Watch numberblocks: Numberblocks Castle
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08r3xqq/numberblocksseries2numberblockcastle  Using blocks or bricks, make a tower of 4 blocks, a tower of 3 blocks, a tower of 2 blocks and a tower of 1 block just like the numberblocks programme.
 Use these blocks/bricks to help solves your own number sentences: Choose 2 to start with: 1 + 3 = Then choose 3: 1 + 3 + 4 = And then all 4: 1+ 2 + 3 + 4 =
How many different number sentences can you make? 
Practise counting in: 2’s to 20 5’s to 50 and 10’s to 100  Find 20 small items they could be bricks, buttons or 1p coins.
Group them together in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.  Count out 10 of these small items and write some subtraction number sentences. Start with 10 and take 1 away how many do you have left? 10 – 1 = Start with 10 again but this time take 2 away, how many do you have left this time? 10 – 2 = Keep going until you take all 10 away, how many do you have left now? 
When you are playing with your toys make up your own FIRST and THEN stories. For example: First there were 5 dolls, then 2 more came, there were 7 then 3 left, there were 4.  Write some number sentences using numbers smaller than 10 but practice COUNTING ON from the first number. 7 + 3, “7 (hold up 3 fingers) count them “7, 8 9 10”  Think of a number and start counting ON from that number. For example: 8…9 10 11 12 Keep going, think of different numbers and start counting ON from that number 
Practice counting backwards, start from 10, count back to 0 then start at 20 count back to 0. Practice doing this everyday.  Write some take away number sentences using numbers smaller than 10 but use your fingers to help you COUNT BACK. 104, “10,9,8,7,6”  Draw all the different ways to represent 9. For example: draw a tally, fingers, domino dots etc 
Watch numberblocks: Double trouble
 Find some objects at home to double and half just like the numberblocks?
Write the number sentences for objects you have doubled.  Compare different things in your house or garden? Using the language ‘more’, ‘fewer’ and the same. This plant has more leaves. These minibeasts have the same number of legs. 
Draw a part part whole model on a piece of paper (see example below)
Find 7 small items in your house, make 7 in as many different ways as possible.  Solve these missing part problems:
5 + ___ = 7 3 + ___ = 7 1 + ___ = 7 0 + ___ = 7
Use the part part whole model to help. Can you write some of your own missing part number sentences to solve?  Play dominos at home, can you subitise the dots?
If you don’t have any dominos you can make your own:
https://www.abcteach.com/documents/clipartmakeyourowndominossetcoloriabcteachcom19897 
Get 9 objects. Can you share them between two toys ? What happened ? Now share them between 3 toys. What happened ?  Write as many numbers as you can in order, start with 0.  Can you make up and draw your own snakes and ladders game. 
Make your own number line either 010 or 020. Roll a button or coin along it and say the number it lands on, then say the number one more and one less than the number.  Think of a number smaller than 10. Now write down all the different ways to make that number. For example: “6” is 3 +3, 71, 4+2, 1 more than 5, 1 less than 7. Write them down and send them to us.  Draw all the different ways to represent 8. For example: draw a spider with 8 legs, a dice, fingers etc. 
First you will need to go and find 10 items, they may be 10 building bricks or 10 cars or 10 pieces of pasta. Remember to count them slowly and carefully like a snail.
Can you share 6,8,10 of them equally between 2 people? What happens when you try and share 5 or 7 equally? Can you write it in a number sentence?  Can you group the items into 2’s and 5’s.  Can you double 2,3,4 and 5? Can you write it in a number sentence? 
Close your eyes and take a handful of the objects. Count them slowly and carefully then write the number, make sure you form the number correctly. Then write down one more and one less than the number of objects you counted.  Write down numbers from 110 on a piece of paper then cut them up into 10 pieces. Jumble them up and put them back in order from 110. If this is tricky do 15 if you want an extra challenge do 120 or 130.  How many different ways can you make 6 or 10? Use the objects to help Can you try and record them in number sentences? Can you see any patterns? 
Before Easter:
Here are some maths challenges that you could choose to do at home. You could draw a circle and a line down the middle so it looks like a lady bird and find all the different ways to make numbers.
How many different ways can you make 5? Can you try and record them in number sentences? Can you see any patterns? 
How many different ways can you make 6? Can you try and record them in number sentences? Can you see any patterns? 
How many different ways can you make 7? Can you try and record them in number sentences? Can you see any patterns? 
How many different ways can you make 8? Can you try and record them in number sentences? Can you see any patterns? 
How many different ways can you make 9? Can you try and record them in number sentences? Can you see any patterns? 
How many different ways can you make 10? Can you try and record them in number sentences? Can you see any patterns? 
5 + 0 = 4 + 1 = 3 + 2 = 2 + 3 = 1 + 4 = 0 + 5 = What patterns can you see ? 
+ Extra Challenge: Can you divide your lady birds into three sections and find all the different ways to make sets using three numbers. For example:
3 + 3 + 2 = 8 4 + 2 + 2 = 8
Extra challenge: Do your own missing number problems, copy these on some paper:
1 + ? = 8

1 + ? = 7

1 + ? = 9

1 + ? = 10

1 + ? = 6

2 + ? = 8

2 + ? = 7

2 + ? = 9

2 + ? = 10

2 + ? = 6

3 + ? = 8

3 + ? = 7

3 + ? = 9

3 + ? = 10

3 + ? = 6

4 + ? = 8

4 + ? = 7

4 + ? = 9

4 + ? = 10

4 + ? = 6 
5 + ? = 8

5 + ? = 7

5 + ? = 9

5 + ? = 10

5 + ? = 6 
6 + ? = 8

6 + ? = 7

6 + ? = 9

6 + ? = 10

6 + ? = 6

7 + ? = 8

7 + ? = 7

7 + ? = 9

7 + ? = 10

0 + ? = 6

8 + ? = 8


8 + ? = 9

8 + ? = 10





9 + ? = 10

