Pink has never been a fan of ice-cream, it just did not agree with her spd, it was too cold and she hated the texture. But she is learning to tolerate a lot more these days and is even discovering that some of the old things that use to upset her actually are now enjoyable. And Ice-cream has now been discovered in our house – just in time for summer !!!
So I thought I would try and make her some ice-cream maths. We have been talking a lot about doubling numbers lately. It started when we where reading some Thomas and Friends stories and we spoke about how Thomas has 3 wheels on one side and 3 wheels on another which mades 6 wheels in total (it helped that we could use Blues Thomas toy to look at this). We then moved on to the other engines. Percy has 2 wheels plus 2 wheels which gives 4 wheels, James has 4 wheels plus 4 wheels which gives 8 wheels etc etc.
So when I started making her ice-cream cones I thought we could practice the doubling idea. I wrote the total on the cone and wrote one of the numbers on the first scope of ice-cream and left Pink to fill in the second scope.
She thought this was great. She got a bit stuck with the 8 so we dug out her number line (she made this a while ago and loves using it, I think mainly because she made it). I got her to put her one finger on number 8 and the other on the 4 and we counted the hops from the 4 to the 8.