Category Archives: Living maths

Ducks and planes

Our latest living maths read is 10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle, which is the story of 10 rubber ducks who are lost at sea.  It’s a great introduction to ordinal numbers but although the ducks are cute, I thought Edward … Continue reading

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The Button Box

This week we read The Button Box and did some sorting and classifying. The Button Box is a sweet story about a boy playing with his Grandmother’s button box.  He sorts and classifies the buttons and discusses their attributes (colour, size, material they … Continue reading

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Living maths: The Shape of Things

Today we read The Shape of Things by Dayle Ann Dodds, which is about the concept that shapes make up the world around us, all presented in simple rhyming text with bold illustrations.  The author writes that she aims to help children see … Continue reading

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Living maths…and a hungry caterpillar

I love the concept of living maths.  Living maths is maths in everyday life, in context: from counting out cutlery to set the dinner table to playing maths-related games or reading one of the many story books with mathematical relevance.  We’ve already found … Continue reading

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