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Home-School Partnership: Numeracy Activities

The following list consists of games and activities that have been written specifically for the HSPN programme. They can be used for the community sessions or for children and parents to play at home. A description of each game and how to play it is available by clicking on the links below.

As you read through an activity or game, think about how it could be made easier or harder to suit the needs of the children. A simple activity can be made harder by changing a few numbers. The bubble jigsaw puzzles are good examples because children and parents can make simple addition puzzles or puzzles using fractions, decimals, and percentages.

Teachers will probably be familiar with most of the games suggested below. You could help families set up a family mathematics kit at home by providing mathematics activities and games that they could take home and keep.

More games to support numeracy at home can be found in the Families section or the Number Knowledge section of this website, or in the Numeracy Project books.

For counting, place value, addition, and subtraction

For multiplication and division

For fractions and ratios