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# Year 1

### Using Our Maths C

#### Following Units 12-17

These activities bring together the different mathematical skills that your child should now know. By combining these skills in puzzles and activities your child will need to reason and think of solutions, as well as complete calculations. This will help your child to really understand the skills they are learning.

Talk through each group of questions and ask your child how they are going to solve the challenges.

It’s good to get stuck sometimes! When this happens discuss the challenge in the following order:

• What do we need to find out to solve the challenge?
• What do we know by looking at the question?
• Want could we do first?
• How would that help us?

Is there anything else we could do?

#### Activities:

The more we can make maths part of everyday life for our children the better. So here are some problems for you to read to your child. Try making up your own too.

Remember at this stage to use lots of practical equipment, and not to write things down. Discuss with your child how they find each answer.

If we have 5 people for dinner and they each eat 2 sausages, how many are eaten all together?

If there are 4 chairs around a table, how many chair legs do we have?

Extend the counting games to include higher numbers e.g. steps walked to school, books on a library shelf, or children in class at school.

Using some of your children’s toys make up a story e.g. if I start to build a house and use 13 bricks, then I need 20 more to finish it how many bricks will I have used?

John is 6 years old and his brother Liam is 10 years old. How much older is Liam than John?

If Smiths bookshop sold 19 comics and Tesco sold 16, who sold the most comics and how many more did they sell?

Which of the following 2 numbers add up to 17? (10, 3, 7, 9)