A few weeks ago I wrote a post about using clothes pegs for literacy. Today it's the turn of numeracy! I think the ideas are self explanatory so I will just post the links for you to peruse :)
Clothes Peg Maths for Junior Classes
Clothes peg maths for Senior Classes
In September I am moving to Senior Infants & First Class after a number of years teaching middle classes. This will be a big change! You can probably expect to see my blog posts being aimed more at the Junior end of the school from now on but I'll try not to forget about the rest of the school either!
As with any multi-class situation I'm doing plenty of research into early finishers activities to keep the children busy. Ideally I am looking for things that can be laminated and used and re-used plenty of times without the need for endless photocopying.
There are many activities that use clothes pegs and which the children can check their answers themselves by turning the cards around without need for input from the teacher. (Obviously you might have to have a bit of a chat about being honest and deciding on an answer before peeking at the answer!)
Many of these would also work very well with station teaching, as well as for early finishers. Most of the samples I am posting are freebies, some of which are samples of a larger resource pack which can be bought. (Click on the pictures for links)
You can also write the letters onto the clothes pegs and use them to practice spelling, ordering letters, matching lower case and capital letters and many more activities.
There are endless links and pictures I could be posting but if you go to
you'll find plenty more resources!
Feeling Inspired? You could create your own!
As many of these are American and mightn't suit our curriculum as well as we might like, I went experimenting with Microsoft Word to see how easy it would be to make my own templates for flip cards like these ones. It turns out it's pretty simple! I just created a 10 x 8 table and merged boxes where necessary. You print out the page, fold it down the middle and mark or colour in whichever box corresponds to the correct answer so the children can flip it over and check if their answer is correct.
Of course there would be a bit of time involved in typing these up initially and laminating them but I'd imagine you'd get a few years out of them if you decided to do it!
There are many more ideas about using clothes pegs for Maths activities which I will look at it in another post.