DAY NURSERY IN MOTION

 

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MATHEMATICS

 

 

 

 

 

How much can we do?

How much?

Materials:

according to the motion tasks

Concept:

stations are build (up) where well-known and well-countable exercises are practised over a specific period of time (1 minute), for example, jumps over the side of an object, final yield jumps. In groups of three everyone writes down his own numbers. After completing all stations, each group result and the total number of repetitions will be determined.

Variation:

take the time(s) that were needed for the motion tasks

 

 

 

 

 

Dice Handball

Dice Handball

Materials:

Foam dice

Concept:

A die is thrown from the initial line into different target zones. Each zone represents a factor that is multiplied by the number of dots on the die.

Variations:

one handed, ambidextrous throwing backwards through the straddled legs

push the die

beat the product of the previous one

 

 

 

 

 

Hopping Multiplication Tables

Hopping Multiplication Tables

Materials:

possibly ropes, balls and others

Concept:

A child jumps (in the hallway or outdoor) rhythmically on the place / forward and recites the multiplication table that shall be practised. This can be done in the hallway or outdoors. The partner checks the multiplication table. Role reversal.

Variations:

rope skipping

toss and catch a ball / play together

touch and catch or bounce ball

climb a stair

practice the multiplication table backwards

 

 

 

 

 

Calculator

Calculator

Materials:

Carpet tiles with the numbers 0 to 9 and arithmetic signs (or paint)

Concept:

The carpet tiles are laid out in the arrangement of a calculator. A child calls a digit, the partner is jumping on the field.

Variation:

Skipping arithmetic problems (Suhr, 2009, p. 95)

 

 

 

 

 

How fast?

How fast?

Materials:

Stopwatches, marked routes of about 30 m

Concept:

One partner completes the circuit, the partner (will) stops the time. Different modes are compared (running, jumping, walking dog-like, Giant Steps, coffee, etc.).

Variations:

Previously expressed expectations (“I'll make it in ... seconds”).

External expectations for the partner (“You can do it in ... seconds”).

calculate differences

 

 

 

 

 

Lap Times

Materials:

rolls and vehicles, stopwatch

Concept:

pairs or small groups complete a circuit, times will be stopped and written down

Variation:

improve the own lap time in the next run

add the times of the group

change the lap by changing the slalom course obstacles

On which device will be achieved the fastest time?

 

 

 

 

 

Estimated value - measured value

estimated value - measured value

Materials:

Tape measure, measuring tape

Concept:

First, the children estimate the distance between two trees and note the value, then they estimate the distance with body sizes (measured stride length, foot lengths, etc.). In conclusion, the distance is measured. How close were the small groups off of this value?

Variation:

estimate distances, measure and compare