**Broken Maths**

**The early years maths activity:** – Valentine Math Activity – Broken Heart Numbers by Fun a Day

Simply cut out some hearts or other shapes and cut each in half using different zigzags, squiggles and so on. Then write a number on one side and draw a corresponding number of hearts on the other. Well done, you’ve just created puzzles! Now it’s time for the little ones to find matching parts.

Further Challenge:

Write addition or subtraction calculations on one half, and the answer on the other half, they can draw dots or count using toys.

i.e 5+4 = ?

? = 6 – 1

**What you need** –

**Setting the table**

Ask your children to set the table for a meal – how may cups, plates, forks, spoons do you need?

Key Questions:

How many forks and spoons altogether?

How many would I need if we had 6 people coming instead?

**What you need** –

Ideas adapted from: