This resource is aimed at junior pupils or SEN pupils. It is based on reinforcing the concept of number up to 50. The pack contains 20 cards – on the right hand side of each card are four numbers less than 50. The pupil has to use a clothes peg to identify the smallest of these four numbers.
Cut up the sheets into 20 separate cards and laminate them individually. The pack could be split up into two packs of ten cards. This pack could be an ideal activity for numeracy station work in Rang I/II. A pack of 6 sets could be put together, one for each pupil in the group, to be completed at a “number station”.
This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write answers but have mastered conservation of number, therefore it is a way for them to demonstrate this mastery. 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.
Activities such as these were also used as Independent work completed by SEN pupils in their work station.