Simple Numeral and Quantity Matching Game

Tags: mathematical concepts, numerals, quantity, home made toys

Section: Numeracy

Make a really simple game to support children's understanding of numerals and quantities using glass beads and a jar!

My three and half year old is starting to show more interest in quantities recently and is also recognising some numerals. To reinforce her understanding about the link between written numerals and quantities we played this simple game, putting the amounts of glass beads into the numbered jars.

What we used:

  • jar
  • glass beads
  • numbers on paper

This activity is good for:

  • recognising numerals
  • matching numbers with quantities
  • identifying which numbers are larger/smaller than others (developing an understanding or more and less)
  • understanding that adding two groups of objects together makes a larger amount
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