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Draw a Face Math Game



Use this easy Draw a Face math game to reinforce number recognition and counting skills.





Maths is much less threatening if it is taught as a game or as part of a real life activity, rather than as a subject that must be learned by worksheets and text books.

Much arithmetic, as well as other valuable life skills and etiquette can be learned by playing various games. Games teach turn-taking, playing by rules, planning, strategy, sportmanship as well as counting moves, adding up scores and other thinking skills.

This draw a face math game will help children learn the following mathematical concepts:


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Numbers

Children need to learn to count the cardinal numbers - 1,2,3,4,5 etc. They must also the ordinal numbers - first, second, third, fourth, fifth etc.

Groups

Children must develop the ability to see how many of an item are in a group, such as dots on dice or on dominoes. Later they must learn to count in twos and fives, tens etc.




Draw-a-Face Math Game

You will need

dice
piece of paper each


How to play

1. Each player draws a circle on a piece of paper. Draw one for younger children, if necessary.

2. Take turns to throw the dice.

3. Draw in a features of the face, depending on the number according to the list below.

4. If you have already drawn the feature, miss a turn. First to finish the face wins.


1 = eye brow
2= eye
3 = ear
4 = nose
5 = mouth
6 = hat



Skills - number recognition, counting, body awareness







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