Birthday Cakes

Specific Learning Outcomes

Count a set of objects in the range 1–10.

Form a set of objects in the range 1–10.

Identify all of the numbers in the range 0–10.

Description of Mathematics

Number Framework Stage 1

Required Resource Materials
Birthday cake (Material Master 5-8)

Ice block sticks.

Numeral cards (Material Master 4-1)

Activity

In pairs the students select cards for the age of the student having a party and match this with “candles” (ice block sticks) on the birthday cake. Repeat this except ask questions like how many more candles will be needed in 2 years time and how many more candles will be needed when the student goes from 7to 9 years of age.