Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviour
- Demonstrate an understanding of numbers, using concrete materials to explore and investigate counting, quantity, and number relationships (#15).
- Children can play in pairs or one-on-one with an educator.
- Players take turns drawing a number/dot/word card from a shuffled pile, building a tower using that many unifix cubes, and placing it on the corresponding number on the game board.
- Then the players collect all of their towers to see whose tower is taller and by how much.
- Players shuffle the 1 to 10 cards and place them upside down.
- Player 1 selects a card (e.g., 6), reads the number, then builds the corresponding “tower” (in this case, 6 unifix cubes tall), and carefully places that tower on the corresponding number on the game board.
- Player 2 then selects a card and does the same.
- This continues until each player has had 5 turns, and all 10 cards have been drawn.
- Players can then collect their towers (e.g., towers 2, 3, 4, 7, and 10) to build one tall tower (e.g., 28 unifix cubes tall).
- The player with the taller tower wins.
- Can the child identify…
- How many unifix cubes tall is your tower?
- How many more unifix cubes does your tower need to be the same height as the other player’s tower?
- How many unifix cubes does your tower need to get rid of to be the same height as the other player’s tower?