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Maths Challenge 1

This weeks challenge is a guessing ( estimation) and counting challenge

Take a jar or box and fill it with lots of different items, they can be the same or different, large or small. (Children in Reception may be able to count up to 10 objects, Year One up to 20 and Year Two 20 and beyond!)

e.g. toy cars, sweets, coins, dried pasta, wax crayons, cereal, anything you have around the house that can fit in a jar!

Children can then guess how many items they think are in the jar or they can fill them and challenge parents to guess how many.

Once the guess has been made, count out the objects.

Children in Year One and Two may want to group objects in tens or twos to help them keep track of how many objects there are altogether.