Considering we are starting to work with money in mathematics, I decided to make a poster which shows all the South African coins and notes and their values. This will help to teach the girls exactly what value is attached to each note and coin.

For the notes I used both the new 2012 notes as well as the older ones as there are still many in circulation.

You can download this poster below.

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A simple addition maths game for Grade R/1 level. Using the spots provided, place the relevant number on each side of the ladybird. 

You will need:

Printed template
Plastic Card holders
Board File Folder
Self Adhesive Plastic
2 Goggly eyes
Double Sided Tape

I printed out the template and laminated everything to help them keep longer. I used a board file folder and covered this in self adhesive plastic. The ladybird is then placed on the front cover toward the top of the folder. At the bottom, you will need to place the templates first and the plastic card holders. These will be used to store the spots and the card that is in use.

On the inside you will need to stick down the plastic card holders (so that they flap up as this makes it easier to get the cards out). This is where you will store the cards. I have included subtraction cards simply to create an all round maths game, although the Ladybird concept does not work with subtraction. The template will print 12 addition and 12 subtraction cards.
Ladybird Maths Template
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Use a card from the inside of the file and place it in the holder on the front. Use the spots to represent each number on each side of the ladybird. Download template below.
I decided on a simple game to start Jellybean with basic mathematics, but wanted something that would be fun.

I used 6 different coloured small ice cream sticks so that I could create different difficulty levels. Each level is still fairly basic as this is her first real introduction to maths. 

The idea is that she needs to empty all the sticks out of the containers and first sort them into their different colours / difficulty levels. Then she needs to start with Level one and after working out the answer on each stick, place it in the appropriate box numbered 1 - 10 depending on the answer. All answers on all sticks are within the 1 - 10 range. 

There is one stick for each box in each level - a total of 60 sticks or otherwise 60 sums.

This is such an easy maths game to make and makes solving maths sums so much fun.