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Wimborne St Giles

Church of England First School and Nursery

"We flourish not for our own sake, but so we can look outwards and give."


'Together We Grow: Together We Give' - Ezekiel 47 : 12

Maths at Home and in the Garden

Using counters and concrete objects to help you.

Real Life Arrays

Can you spot any real-life arrays around your home? 

Write down the multiplication sentence which matches it and solve it.

Counting in Multiples (times tables)

  • Write on to bottle tops, lego or Duplo bricks and use them to help you count in different multiples.
  • Choose lego pieces with the correct number of circles on the top for your chosen multiple, then use them to help you count out into equal groups.   
  • Do a speed challenge and see how quickly you can put the numbers in order.

Counting in Multiples (times tables) Outdoors

  • Get outside and use natural materials to help you count in multiples. 
  • Group together the objects and using a stone or chalk write next to them the number you are counting in.
  • Go on a leaf hunt and using a felt tip pen write down your times tables onto them. You can then throw them in the air and try and put them back in order.
  • Make a washing line number line! Using the pegs, push them together into equal-sized groups to help you count in the multiple of your choice.
  • Find multiples in nature. Whilst you are out on a walk or in your garden, have a look and see if you can spot any leaves or petals on a plant that often represent a certain number.


Multiplying by 10 or 100

  • Create your own Thousands, Hundreds, Tens, Ones  Place Value frame using sticks, chalk, string, or garden cane.
  • Use natural objects to represent a 3 digit number.
  • Then multiple your number by 10 or 100.
  • If you are multiplying by 10, move each object (number) to the left once.
  • If you are multiplying by 100, move each object (number) to the left twice.