Pace out the numbers (as you would write them) while the class watches and guesses the number being "drawn".
|Level:||Elementary grade 1 - 3|
|Works with:||Studying numbers|
|Class size:||Any size|
You will need:
- Gather everyone to one side of a clear area, eg. the classroom or the gym or outside.
- One student stands in the middle of the clear area and traces out the shape of a number by walking the shape. (So if you were to draw a line on the floor where the student walks, you would end up with some number written on the floor.)
- Everyone calls out what they think the number is. The walker gives a "Yes, that's right!" or "No.." and walks again.
Repeat with new volunteers until you decide everyone has had enough.
- Walk the number first yourself, to show the students how it works.
- Get the class to ask "What number?" before the walker walks the number.
- Try taking this game outside. Outside you can do it bigger and students can really yell out the numbers!
- Rather than walking the numbers, put the students in pairs and write the numbers on each other's back with a finger. This is similar in concept to the back writing activity.
- Very young students (first grade and kindergarten) may not yet be very confident writing numbers, so this game may be a challenge. Check with the class teacher first whether they can write numbers.