Choose one of the presents, make multiple copies and challenge children to use 2 Numicon shapes to cover the space on it.
Use Digit Dog as a starting point:
Digit Dog and Calculating Cat have found 2 Numicon shapes to fit on their present.
I wonder how many different ways they can do it?
What do you notice?
How will they know if they have found all the ways? Explain your thinking.
Can you put the presents in order?
They used more than 2 shapes?
They tried one of the other presents?