Count, read and write numbers; understand their numerical value through a directive hand clapping activity.
Align numbers in the correct order from 0 to 9.
Leave a blank space for the place where the number is missing.
Fill the gap, by clapping your hands the number of times equal to the missing number.
How to prepare
1 base plate
9 number bricks (one number is not present)
1 number sign brick
Number sign is located on the top left corner of the base plate indicating the bricks represent numbers.
Place the 9 other bricks in the bowl.
Provide real or virtual reminders, e.g. list of numbers embossed on a paper, song.
Ask “What strategy did you use to show the missing number?”.
Suggest tower constructions, starting with bricks number 1, 2…
Change the number of bricks.
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Children will develop these holistic skills
- Use numbers to count, organize, locate, compare: Count, read and write up to 100, 1000, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number, in multiples of twos, fives and tens; count up and down in tenths; recognize that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts
- Identify the braille characters: numerals 0-9
- Describe an organization produced or observed
- Identify spatial relationship within a braille cell, a line, a page
Did you know?
Well-planned and intentional instruction with use of effective techniques can lead to improved academic outcomes and socio-emotional skills.
Braille activity groups
LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: CHARACTERS
Learn braille letters, numbers, mathematic symbols and punctuation signs and know how to read and write them.
LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: LITERACY
Assemble characters brick by brick and play with words in order to develop the ability to read and write.
LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: NUMERACY
Assemble characters, play with numbers and develop the ability to do basic mathematics and geometry.