Activity: ALL ABOUT THE NUMBER EIGHT
I am learning to develop one-to-one correspondence and say one number name for each object.
I am learning to recognise a numeral from 1 to 8 and find the matching number of objects.
Watch the episode Numberblocks 2.3: Eight.
This episode illustrates the following concepts:
After the video ask your child what they noticed and allow them to talk to you about it.
The following images are designed to stimulate children and adults to talk about the episode and draw out some of the key aspects of the mathematics.
Image 1: Who does Eight remind you of (a superhero)? Why does Eight call himself ‘Octoblock’? (‘Oct’ is a clue that the word is about ‘eight’). What other words can you think of that begin with ‘oct’ (octopus)?
Can you think of other things to do with 8? Show the following slides to see some more examples of 8 things. Encourage your child to count.
Image 2: Use this image to practise counting to 8.
End the session by practising rote counting: Dream English: “Let’s Count 1 to 10”.