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Spin a Number

Introducing our latest free resource, the "Spin a Number" print and play game! This engaging and educational game is perfect for Year 1 and Year 2 students who are learning about 2-digit numbers in their maths lessons. Download this fun activity by clicking the button at the bottom of the page and bring a new level of excitement to your classroom!

 

Why "Spin a Number"?

Learning about 2-digit numbers is a

fundamental part of early maths education. "Spin a Number" offers a hands-on, interactive approach to understanding these concepts, making the learning process enjoyable and effective for young students.

 

How Does "Spin a Number" Work?

  1. Set Up the Game:

    • The game includes two wheels. One wheel features pictures of MAB blocks (base ten blocks) representing numbers from 0 to 9.

    • The second wheel features MAB blocks representing multiples of ten: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90.

    • Teachers can add a spinner to the wheels or create a makeshift spinner using a pencil and a paperclip.

  2. Spinning the Wheels:

    • Students spin the first wheel to land on a number between 0 and 9.

    • Then, they spin the second wheel to land on a multiple of ten.

  3. Creating 2-Digit Numbers:

    • Students add the two numbers from the wheels together to form a 2-digit number.

    • They record the 2-digit number on their recording page.

  4. Recording and Ordering Numbers:

    • Students continue spinning the wheels and creating 2-digit numbers until they have made five different 2-digit numbers.

    • They then write the 2-digit numbers at the bottom of their recording sheet, arranging them in order from smallest to largest.

  5. Repeat and Reinforce:

    • The recording sheets can be laminated, allowing students to use them repeatedly. This makes the game a fantastic addition to maths rotations or centres.

 

Benefits of "Spin a Number"

  • Interactive Learning:

    • The game combines spinning wheels and recording results, making the learning process interactive and engaging.

  • Hands-On Practice:

    • Students get hands-on practice with 2-digit numbers, helping to reinforce their understanding through play.

  • Order and Sequence Skills:

    • Arranging numbers from smallest to largest helps students develop their sequencing and number ordering skills.

  • Reusability:

    • Laminating the recording sheets means this resource can be used multiple times, making it a durable addition to any classroom.

 

How to Integrate "Spin a Number" into Your Classroom

  1. Maths Rotations:

    • Use "Spin a Number" as one of the activities in your maths rotation stations. Students can work independently or in small groups, providing a variety of learning experiences.

  2. Centres Activity:

    • Include the game in your maths centres. The hands-on nature of the game will keep students engaged while reinforcing their understanding of 2-digit numbers.

  3. Homework Assignment:

    • Send the laminated sheets home with students for additional practice. Parents can join in the fun, making it a family learning activity.

  4. Classroom Competition:

    • Turn the activity into a friendly competition. See who can create and order their numbers the fastest, adding an extra layer of excitement to the learning process.

"Spin a Number" is a fantastic, free resource that combines fun and education, helping Year 1 and Year 2 students master 2-digit numbers. Download this print and play game today by clicking the button below and watch your students' enthusiasm for maths grow as they spin, add, and order their way to success!

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