Its been a while since I have been regularly blogging.....to be honest time is short subhanAllah! The older the children become, the more I want to "fit in" both theirs and my own schedule bi'ithnillah, and there always seems to be more to do than what we really have time for! (you all know what I am talking about!)
I've been really trying to keep away from computer generated activities and printables, and instead encouraging the children to do more creative work of their own; thus saving me preparation time creating printables and also, allowing them to develop their own presentation techniques inshaAllah.
But if you are familiar with this blog....you know I can't totally keep away from the computer printables....its like an addiction I can't help it!
Currently I am working on teen numbers and place value with my 6 year old. To help her to understand the tens and ones principle, I quickly put together a heart puzzle to stick in her interactive maths notebook.
A series of hearts which are cut up into 3 different pieces, each piece showing how the number is "made" with tens and ones, the number in its standard form and its expanded form.
The hearts are cut up ahead of the activity and mixed up.
I asked my 6 year old to choose the picture piece first, and make it using the tens and ones beads.
Then she matched up the expanded and standard forms of the number before sticking into her note book.
To download and print just click on the high-lighted text link below inshaAllah!
(Its a black and white file - so you can print onto any coloured paper you like or just do white!)