Look at the Numicon shapes and find pairs of shapes that make 10. Check that you are correct by placing each pair on top of the ten shape.
Put your pairs in order.
What do you notice? What patterns can you see?
Say an addition sentence for each pair e.g. 1 add 9 equals 10.
Write an addition sentence e.g. 1 + 9 = 10.
Say a subtraction sentence e.g. 10 take away 1 equals 9.
Write a subtraction sentence e.g. 10 – 1 = 9.
Play What’s Missing?
Set out your pairs like Digit Dog and Calculating Cat.
Player 1 closes their eyes, Player 2 removes one shape and says “what’s missing?”
Player 1 works out what shape is missing and explains how they know.
For more Numicon activities visit Oxford Owl for Home Maths.
Download and print the free Numicon shapes and the Numicon at Home Activity Kit for Years 1 and 2.