This peg maths resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils. It is based on the pupil’s ability to read a bar chart. It consists of a bar chart of “Favourite Pets In Our Class”, followed by sixteen question cards based on the graph. The pupil reads the question on the left of each card (or a teacher/SNA may read it to them) followed by the three possible answers on the right of the card. They then place a clothes peg on the answer that they think is correct.
Cut up the cards on pages 2-5 into 16 separate cards and laminate the cards individually. This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write answers but who understand the concept of a bar chart, therefore it is a way for them to demonstrate this understanding. It is also good for fine motor skills in the manipulation of the pegs onto the cards.
This resource would also be suitable for a group of pupils during maths Station Teaching, where a pack is made for each pupil in the group.
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.