PROBLEM – we have students in Year 2 reversing all their numbers and having trouble with number bonds to 10.
Pupils need a number line.
They would benefit from learning their numbers though a multi-sensory approach – same as learning letters – play dough, glitter glue, paint etc. Could be done in a group.
If they are delayed in maths then a great resource is Plus 1 and Power of 2 – David Sharp
ICT – free program called ‘ Hit the Button’ – that flashes up number bonds
Look at Numicon – great concrete resources for maths – for feeling of number and recognition of amount – visual stimulus – they can remember a pattern – see what is big and small – number bonds
Addacus – for place value – written form of the sum you can see the columns and place value – good for units, 10s and 100s – can come after being familiar with Numicon
Both have good resources and online tutorials
Maths made Easy
Sweet Counter – good for place value – a real favourite from team
Singapore maths seems to be popular too – start with Apple cut up on plates, the shaded squares in tables then circles:
A few ipad apps
Mr Thorne’s Maths Universe
Blogs on maths
And why not think about mixed ability maths? @jobaoler
I’ve added this post because there is a lovely example of fractions with bananas which is so visual: