Knock 'em Down!
See how many pins your child can knock down. Ask them, how many pins they knocked down and how many pins are left. .
Tip: For bowling pins, you can use empty bottles or cans. Have about 1-10 bottles.
Put numbers on the pins from 1-10. Add or subtract the numbers on pins that have been knocked down.
Tip: If pin 3 and pin 5 are knocked down then add 3 + 5 = 8 or subtract 5 - 3 = 2.
Multiply or divide the numbers on pins that have been knocked down.
Tip: If pin 3 and pin 5 are knocked down then multiply 3 x 5 = 15. If pin 9 and pin 3 are knocked down then divide 9 ÷ 3 = 3
Why is this important?
Bringing math components into everyday games gives children the chance to build knowledge on foundational math skills.
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