The set of MATH ACTIVITY CARDS is a fun and easy way to keep your students right on track. The small cards are convenient to pack into your bag – a handy resource for relief teachers or early finishers in the classroom.
Students can choose from a variety of activities to practice their mathematical skills. The easy-to-use achievement charts let students monitor their own progress and challenge themselves.
Teachers could either choose one of the cards to explain a specific concept for the day - as a whole-class activity - or let the students choose from the range of activities to copy into their books. Students may opt to work on specific lessons individually, in pairs or in small groups.
NUMBERS & ALGEBRA:
____ more than ___
____ less than ___
Greater than & Less than
Odd & even
Double & Half
Addition & Subtraction
Number combinations up to 20
Odd & even
FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS – concepts included:
Direction & position
Number names & symbols
Vowels & consonants
MEASUREMENT & GEOMETRY:
Time in hours
2D & 3D SHAPES
Describe – edges, corners, faces
OTHER RESOURCES BY CLEVER MIND SERIES:
FRED THE FARMER SERIES: AGRICULTURE – INTEGRATED MATH & LITERACY ACTIVITIES K-Y3
FARMING - AGRICULTURE - FRED THE FARMER BOOKS 1-3 INTEGRATED MATH & LITERACY, initially created to provide relief teachers with a well-planned program – integrated with Math and English - contains ample interactive lessons with differentiated activities, which will keep students interested for weeks. This package consists of three booklets (Books 1-3) and is aimed at students from Prep to year 3. Book 1 includes the picture, word and sentence flash cards, colourful picture scenes, puzzles, colouring pictures and much more to do different activities such as trace, cut & paste, sort, etc. Book 2 includes a rhyming poem and three different texts with differentiated fun activities. Book 3 provides various integrated math & literacy activities such as counting, measurement (time, cm, mm), 2D shapes, word problems, calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication & division) and much, much more!
BASIC WORD LIST: PEOPLE, ANIMALS, TRANSPORT, PLANTS, FARM EQUIPMENT, BUILDINGS, MACHINERY, TOYS - agriculture, farming, boys, girls, farmer, wife, driver, painter, horse, cat, dog, birds, chicks, hen, livestock, pigs, sheep, cattle, flowers, trees, grass, crops, seeds, seedlings, harvester, tractor, bicycle, tricycle, airplane, wheelbarrow, plough, shovel, ladder, pitchfork, paint, brush, balls, kites, see-saw, swing, farm, shed, stable, shear
HONEYBEE SERIES: HOME, LIFE CYCLE, BODY PARTS, CHORES, HOW BEES MAKE HONEY & ROYAL JELLY, DICTIONARY (WORDS FROM A-Z & MEANINGS)
The first four books ZIP: VOLUME 1 - 4: HONEYBEE - FAMILY & HOME, LIFE CYCLE, BODY PARTS, CHORES in the Honeybee series, contain the basic information about honey bees related to their family, home, gender, life cycle, body parts, classification, chores and ways of communication.
The other books in the Series (volumes 5 to 10) focus on specific information about honey bees, provided in volumes 1 to 4, while at the same time focusing on two or more concepts such as rhyming, counting, number names & symbols from 1 to 20, week days, colors, sequence of events, analogue time in hours, high frequency words, opposites, past and present tense, procedure text, etc.
Volume 5 - poem with honey bee facts
Volume 6 – honey bee pictures, words & phrases to learn the honey bee vocabulary, numbers 1-10, Honeybee’s silly rhyme
Volume 7 - analogue time in hours, life cycle of honey bees
Volume 8 - weekdays, chores, tenses
Volume 9 - number 1-20, body parts, the different types of bees in the hive, life cycle
PROCEDURE TEXT: HONEYBEE'S RECIPE BOOK VOLUME 10 consists of approximately 45 pages with full colour illustrations. It’s a fun, educational book for ages 5 to 7 in which Honeybee explains how honeybees make honey and royal jelly. It also includes a no-bake recipe for honey crackles as a procedure text with well-illustrated photos and word lists at the back.
HONEYBEE’S DICTIONARY 1 & 2 - REFERENCE RESOURCES ABOUT HONEYBEES
(ages 3-11 years). The two dictionaries explain the meaning of honey bee words in alphabetical order with beautifully illustrated, full-color pictures.
HONEYBEE TERMINOLOGY: HONEYBEE'S DICTIONARY 1 VOLUME 11 includes concepts such as phonics, segmenting, blending and dictionary skills targeted at preschool, kindergarten and elementary school students.
HONEYBEE TERMINOLOGY: HONEYBEE'S DICTIONARY 2 VOLUME 12 AGES 8 TO 12 includes all the facts & information about honeybees that students will need at primary school level. It serves as a dictionary as well as an excellent reference resource about honey bees for elementary and middle school students to use for class discussions, worksheet activities or to do a project on honey bees.
TERMINOLOGY IN HONEYBEE'S DICTIONARY VOLUMES 11 & 12:abdomen, adult bee, antenna, antennae, anther, apiary, bee, beebread, bee-keeper, brood, cell, chores, classification, cocoon, colony, comb, communication, compound eyes, dance, drone, egg, exoskeleton, female, field workers, flowers, food, forage, gender, guards, head, hexagonal cells, hive, honey, honey sac, insect, invertebrate, jaws, jelly, jobs, bee-keeper, kilometres, larva, larvae, legs, life cycle, male, mandibles, man-made, metamorphosis, nectar, nymph, ocelli, ocellus, pheromones, pollen, pollen baskets, pollination, proboscis, propolis, pupa, pupae, queen, royal jelly, simple eyes, spiracles, stamen, stinger, stomach, swarming, thorax, tongue, undertakers, vertebrates, violet, wax, wings, worker bees, thorax, yellow, yummy, buzz
VOLUME 14-16 (FLASH CARDS - contains words & colorful pictures of all the information included in Volumes 1 - 4)
The Honeybee series includes numerous activities aimed at K-Y3 students such as colouring pictures, facts about bees, phonics activities and handwriting (tracing bee words, phrases and sentences) which are available in 3 different fonts as well as an audio book and Silly Rhyme available on YouTube.
This is just one of the resources;
ZIP 8a-c2: HONEY BEE FACTS - QUEEN, DRONE, WORKER - coloring, label, sight words includes facts about each type of bee in the colony – queen, drone and worker bee.
WEATHER SERIES: WEATHER PICTURES, SYMBOLS, METEOROLOGY, METEOROLOGISTS, WEATHER TABLE CHART, COLLECTING & RECORDING DATA
HOW IS THE WEATHER? INFORMATION VOLUME 1 by JEANETTE VUUREN provides information for early readers about the different weather conditions, as well as words, symbols, pictures, photos, sentences, sight words, adjectives and opposite, related to weather. TERMINOLOGY - VOLUME 1: hot, cold, sunny, cloudy, wet, dry, foggy, clear, snowy, rainy, windy, stormy, humid
HOW IS THE WEATHER? RESOURCES VOLUME 2 by JEANETTE VUUREN is related to HOW IS THE WEATHER? – INFORMATION (VOLUME 1) and includes a table chart with the days of the week, months, number symbols from 1-31, number names to write these numbers, adjectives to use in conjunction with weather conditions, weather symbols for the different basic weather conditions, as well as an example sentence for students to record the daily weather.
WEATHER FORECASTING (VOLUMES 3-6) are aimed at year 2-3 students, but include extra information and differentiated resources - in Celsius and Fahrenheit - that will most certainly benefit students in higher grades, as well as students that speak English either as an addition, second or foreign language.
WEATHER FORECASTING - INFORMATION VOLUME 3 by JEANETTE VUUREN
WEATHER FORECASTING - RESOURCES & PRINTABLES (VOLUME 4) by JEANETTE VUUREN
WEATHER FORECASTING - WALL CHARTS & SUMMARIES VOLUME 6 by JEANETTE VUUREN
WEATHER FORECASTING - INFORMATION VOLUME 3 by JEANETTE VUUREN, explains how meteorologists use their knowledge and skills - focusing on aspects of nature, as well as information provided by weather instruments - to help them predict the weather. It also explains how different industries are affected by weather and why they heavily rely on weather forecasts for their safety and productivity.
TERMINOLOGY - VOLUME 3:
meteorology, meteorologists, atmosphere, aspects, nature, air, scientists, Earth, wind, temperature, precipitation, humidity, air pressure, weather, climate, predict, forecast, instruments, anemometer, weather vane, compass, direction, speed, thermometer, Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin, barometer, high, low, rain gauge, hygrometer, satellites, space, weather balloons, radar, radio detecting and ranging, wireless, electromagnetic waves, signals, weather station, equipment, climatologists, outdoors, indoors, agriculture, farmers, farming, crops, harvest, pesticides, trash fires, shipping, ocean, journeys, sailing, ships, hazard, becoming becalmed, prolong, insufficient, supplies, shipwreck, blown off course, board, on board, aboard, safety, crew’s, bunker, hurricanes, manoeuvring, rigging, onshore, offshore, shore, forestry, germination, growth, harvest, danger of fires, moisture content, fishery, cyclonic storms, abundance, predators, currents, upwelling, aircraft, aviation, routes, fuel, taking off, landing, runway, turbulence, flight, journalist, journalism, communication, broadcasting, magazines, presenting
WEATHER FORECASTING - RESOURCES & PRINTABLES (VOLUME 4) by JEANETTE VUUREN includes various differentiated and fun activities to help reinforce the information provided in WEATHER FORECASTING – INFORMATION. It includes differentiated, printable science and language activities such as questions, answer sheets, flash cards, helpful summaries of information, word lists as well as weather report templates & scripts for different levels of ability.
TERMINOLOGY - VOLUME 4:
Terminology used for weather reports and scripts are not listed here.
when it rains, it pours…, …rain or shine…, …take a rain check…, ...head in the clouds…,
…under the weather. .., … breath of fresh air…, …fair weather friend…
GOOD: great, nice, fine, lovely, beautiful, wonderful, excellent, gorgeous, fair, pleasant
BAD: awful, terrible, nasty, lousy, foul, rotten, miserable, unpleasant, dull
TEMPERATURE: sunny, warm, hot, mild, cool, chilly, cold, freezing, icy, frosty
PRECIPITATION: rainy, wet, humid, dry, arid, frigid, foggy, smoggy, misty
WIND: windy, stormy, breezy, windless, calm, still
SKY: cloudy, overcast, cloudless, clear, bright, blue, grey, dark, a patch of blue sky
WEATHER FORECASTING – MAPS & SYMBOLS (VOLUME 5) is a PowerPoint presentation that includes all the information junior primary students will need - as well as extra information for high year levels - to create their own weather report and deliver the weather forecast.
WEATHER FORECASTING - WALL CHARTS & SUMMARIES VOLUME 6 by JEANETTE VUUREN includes charts and summaries related to the books and resources in the WEATHER SERIES, volumes 3-5. It includes colourful, labelled charts with summaries and pictures to keep handy during class discussions, when completing oral or written activities and writing weather forecasting reports.
The SAMMY SNAKE BUNDLE
THE SAMMY SNAKE BUNDLE INCLUDES;
The STORY of Sammy Snake and his good friend Sally Spider - aimed at prep to year 3 students - which includes interesting facts about snakes, as well as qualities of a good friend
FACTS ABOUT SNAKES & SPIDERS - A short summary with information about snakes, as well as a more complexed summary with information about spiders
DIFFERENTIATED TEACHING RESOURCES - A 128-page booklet with well-planned teaching resources related to the story book and summaries, aimed at students from Prep to year 6
Sammy Snake and Sally Spiders are good friends. Sammy loves to explain interesting facts about snakes and Sally always sees the funny side of every situation. Even though Sammy sometimes gets annoyed with Sally who often exaggerates or makes fun of him, he accepts her for who she is and they remain good friends despite each other’s flaws.
This educational story book intertwines interesting facts about different types of snakes and the special bond between good friends.
TERMINOLOGY USED IN ‘SAMMY SNAKE’:
bright, sunny, poisonous, shrill voice, smooth, shiny, new, spectacular, tiny, forked, extremely, transparent, coldblooded, surprise, sorry, whole, disgust, gross, rude, satisfied, carefully, smoothly, annoyed, silly, scaly, slippery, strong, skinny, smelly, flexy, hungry, happily, gracefully, stuck-up, quickly, sniffy, impressive, stretchy, straight, well, frozen, intensely, bend, slide, jump, hold, wait, lie, laugh, ask, shout, slither, hop, appear, pull, bump, grab, crawl, stop, open, surprise, move, down, swallow, gulp, clack, crack, whisper, point, grow, moult, protect, feel, vibrate, demand, tease, sing, sail, twist, coil, curl, bromate, breathe, digest, moulting (molting), sloughing, brooding, strike, bite, kill, brille, scale, sounds, web, throat, stomach, eggs, mouth, jaw, eyes, lake, fangs, teeth, earlobes, vertebrate, reptile, predator, tongue, deserts, forests, lakes, tail, fish, bird, temperature, sac, venom, ribs, medicine, parasites, carnivores, noises
This Prep to Year 6 teaching resource covers concepts and activities for all students in primary school.
As a relief teacher it often happens that your day is altered and if the teacher fails to leave a program, you’re expected to have quality resources handy for all year groups.
This teaching resource includes various activities which can be adapted to differentiate for students with different levels of understanding.
Click on the links to find out more about each book and resource!