This seasonal resource with a Christmas Tree theme focuses on number sequences in the range 0-20. The resource requires pupils to identify the missing number from a four number consecutive sequence. There are 21 cards in the pack, printed three per A4 page.
Cut up the sheets into twenty one separate cards and laminate each of the cards individually.
Pupils should look at the number sequence on the top of the card printed on the Christmas Trees and then place a clothes peg on the number at the bottom of the card which would complete the sequence properly.
This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write answers but is able to identify number patterns and sequences. It is a way for them to demonstrate this knowledge. It is also good for fine motor skills in the manipulation of the pegs onto the cards.
We frequently gave activities such as this for homework to our SEN pupils. It gave them the sense that they had homework like everyone else and it also allowed the parents to see what Maths topic we were currently working on.
This pack could be an ideal activity for maths station teaching. A pack of six sets could be put together, one for each pupil in the group, to be completed at a number station.
Activities such as these were also used as Independent work completed by SEN pupils in their work station.