1. (for numbers up to 60)
• Practice telling time using clock with manipulable hands.
• Prepare sequential cards with clock face in upper right-hand corner with the time the pictured event is happening. Students arrange the cards and tell their partner what is happening in each one and at what time.
2. (for numbers up 1-100)
Guessing numbers: Write down a number on a piece of paper. "I'm thinking of a number between one and 100. Ask me a YES-NO question. If the answer is YES, you may ask another question. If the answer is NO, then the next person can ask a question."
• Is your number between _____ and _____ ?
• Is your number (name of number) ?
3. (for numbers up to 1-99)
Bingo with numbers: Winner of game becomes number caller for next game.
4. (for all numbers)
Practice reading prices using advertisements of items for sale. Add items together for greater degree of difficulty.
• (using the same pictures) "I went shopping, and I bought a(n) (name of first item)." Put that item aside face down. Second person says, "I went shopping, and I bought a(n) (name of first item) and a(n) (adds the name of a second item)." The second item is put aside face down with the first item. The chaining game doesn't end until all the items are set aside.
• Do memory game with a duplicate set of pictures. Turn over all the pictures so they are face down. First person turns over two pictures and names them. If the pictures match, first person gets another turn. If they don't match, second person turns over two pictures. Person with the most matching pairs wins the game.
5. (for all numbers)
Reading numbers: A pair of dice is needed. First person throws the dice and reads the number aloud. That number is written on the board for everyone to see. First person goes up to the board and stays there for the entire practice to record the numbers (or the teacher can do it). Second person throws and reads the number aloud. That number is recorded to the left of the first number. Second person reads aloud the new larger number. Third person throws the dice, and so forth. Usually I stop at a million, then we start all over until everyone has had a turn.