Thursday, August 29, 2013

Counting with Truck Driver Bob

This week the little ones and I have been revising counting patterns. I'm currently learning a new math program that connects concepts to reality and am really enjoying it so far.

I decided that for counting patterns I would create a 'scenario' for the kids.

Queue Truck Driver Bob.

'Truck Driver Bob' was on a delivery and had an eensy weensy, non-fatal, itty bitty crash.

Oh no!

It's alright. He's OK...BUT now the items he was supposed to deliver have spread ALL OVER THE ROAD! :( AND he has no idea how many of each item he has....and you know...he NEEDS to know...

Ruh roh!

***This is where the kids came in***

It was their job to find out how many of each item there was that had been 'spilled all over the road' so that we could report back to 'Truck Drive Bob'.

There were 5 stations:

I set a timer and they had about 7(ish) minutes to complete each station. I had group leaders who were in charge of keeping noise down, cleaning up at the end of each activity and making decisions.
As they completed each activity, they had to fill in the following recording sheet.
PS I was devastated at not being able to find cute 'crash' clip art and had to settle for what I could find.
Font by Jen Jones
Truck by Ashley Hughes
Border by Coffee, Kids and Compulsive Lists
Truck Driver Bob made a return 'appearance' today. Come back in the next few days to find out what we did ;)


  1. Hey Shanyn,

    Thanks for sharing your maths activity. I like your little scenario, and it looks like your kids had lots of fun counting in different ways!


  2. I love thinking mathematically tasks almost as much as he kids. This activity looks great.

    Julie :-)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

  3. What an amazing idea - I think my preps would really enjoy something similar! Looking forward to seeing what else you got up to =)

    Lifelong Learners in Prep