Are you feeling overwhelmed on the idea of teaching your kids maths at home? (I was!)
But I think helping a 1st grader in understanding math does not need to be troublesome. Revising at home, in fact can be done with simple activities.
Let’s take an example of how to teach number numerals 1 to 10 and number words to your 1st grader.
What on earth are NUMBER NUMERALS and NUMBER WORDS??
Put it simply, numerals are the number in symbols we saw, as in; 1, 2, 3, 4, …
Number words are, the number spelled in word. As in “one”, “two”, “three”, “four”, …
OK until here..? 😉
Now, in this post I would share an activity on playing with the numerals and number words. Let the child recognising the correct number word (and furthermore, its spelling) for each numeral.
I made my own number cards here (I explained more on how to make number cards below), one set for the numerals 1 to 10, and another set with the number words ‘one’ to ‘ten’. Then we played the memory game with those number cards.
Do you like to do at home activities with your kids to learn numbers? I want to know what you’ve tried, and what you liked. Or even what you hated about teaching your child math. Let me know in the comments!