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Add, Subtract, Multiply

20 min2 participants

Improve math skills; complete calculations with number bricks “0” thru “9”; plan and carry out multiple operations.

Let's play!

  1. Take 2 bricks.

  2. Add their numbers (the answer can be said or written).

  3. Subtract them.

  4. Multiply them.

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • Number bricks 

  • 1 number sign brick

  • 1 bowl

Number sign is located on the top left corner of the base plate to indicate the bricks represent numbers.

Place all the other bricks in the bowl.

Facilitation tips

  • This activity can be:

o   A math exercise,

o   A competitive game, between 2 or more children,

o   A warm-up activity for the whole class,

  • Ask “How can you more efficiently perform this activity?”.

Possible variations

  • Add a timer.

  • The child takes 4 bricks and carries out the activity with two 2-digit numbers.

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Children will develop these holistic skills

cognitive skills

  • Calculate with numbers: Add and subtract numbers with up to 3 digits
  • Calculate with numbers: Use multiplication tables to multiply and divide

physical skills

  • Learn through action, observation, analysis of personal action and observed activity: Appropriate methods and tools to learn

social skills

  • Plan and carry out routine or non-routine activities requiring multiple steps

emotional skills

  • Follow courteous behavior

Did you know?

  • Learning goes beyond memorizing academic content, by highlighting that children need to develop a breadth of skills. A holistic approach which also includes their physical, social, emotional, cognitive and creative skills is essential. 

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