This teaching resource is great for maths rotations or for fast finishers. It requires preparation but a fun and easy way to count and sort.
Print and laminate instruction cards, fruit bowl and fruit.
Cut out fruit sets for children. Sorry, there is no away around all the cutting up of fruit unfortunately, but we have provided a set just in a table if you want to make it easier for yourself. You will need multiple copies of the fruits. To reduce the need for so many fruits, use this activity in rotations or for fast finishers where you have only up to 4 students working on this at once.
Provide each child with an instruction card and a fruit bowl.
Place a stack of fruit in the centre of the table.
Students stack their fruit bowl to match the instructions card.
Once the bowl is checked, students can swap instruction cards and do the next one.
Number and Algebra
Connect number names, numerals and quantities, including zero, initially up to 10 and then beyond (ACMNA002)
OUTCOME 4: CHILDREN ARE CONFIDENT AND INVOLVED LEARNERS
Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
Common Core USA
Count to tell the number of objects.
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.