License Plates 2

Purpose:

The purpose of this activity is to help your child learn basic addition facts.

Link to the Number Framework:

Number Facts, Stage 5

What you need:

  • Paper and pencil

What to do:

  • As you drive in the car or walk beside the road, write down the numbers you see on vehicle license plates.
  • Add up each of the digits to give a total. For example if the license plate has the numbers 5682, the total of the digits is 5+6+8+2=21. Who can spot the car with the highest total?
  • Add or subtract the digits to get as close as possible to zero. For example, if a license plate has the digits 3726, you might say "7+2-3-6=0".

What to expect from your child:

Your child should be able to tell you the answer to the addition facts instantly without having to count or calculate.

Note:

For further license plate activities refer to License Plates 1, Place Value, Stage 5.

Related Māori vocab:

addition facts meka tāpiritanga
digit mati
total (after addition) tapeke

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