# Newspaper Numbers 2

### What you need:

• Newspaper, junk mail or old magazines
• Scissors

### What to do:

Help your child to look for a collection of numbers and cut these out. Try to find numbers of a mixture of types, including decimals, fractions and integers.

Once you have a pile of numbers (10 to 15 would be plenty) put them in order from smallest to largest. Ask your child questions about the order of numbers as you work:

• Which is the smallest number?
• Which number is next smallest?
• What counting number is this number closest to?
• How can we tell which number is bigger if one is a fraction and one is a decimal?

• What number would be one more than this one?
• What number would be one less than this one?

If you have found percentages, discuss how these can be included. A percentage needs to be a percentage of something, but you could treat all percentages as percentages of 1, so that for example 50% is equivalent to 0.5.

### Variations:

Add numbers that you did not find in the newspaper such as improper fractions or negative numbers.

### He Kupu Māori:

 fraction hautau decimal number tau ā-ira order, sequence raupapa (-hia) bigger nui ake smaller iti ake negative number tau tōraro

### He Whakawhitinga Kōrero:

• Kimihia ētahi momo tau i roto i ngā nūpepa me ngā moheni nei. Tapahia ngā tau ka kitea e koe.  (Look for different types of numbers in these newspapers and magazines. Cut out the numbers you find.)
• Raupapahia ēnei tau mai i te iti ki te rahi. (Put these numbers in order from smallest to biggest.)
• He hautau tēnei tau. He tau ā-ira tēnei. Me pēhea e mōhiotia ai ko tēhea te tau nui ake? (This number is a fraction. This is a decimal number. How do we know which is bigger?)
• He aha te tauoti e pātata ana? (What is the closest whole number?)
• He aha te tau kotahi te rahinga ake i tēnei? (What number is one greater than this?)