Get It & Get It Across: Mathematics
FOCUS GAMES EXAMPLE PAGE
You will need a set of photographs for the words in
your chosen category/subcategory. For example, if
using shapes you could have a photo of triangle, one
of a square, one of a circle and one of an oblong .
Secure each photo with self adhesive blue-tac to one of
the walls in the clinic/classroom – place the photos
a distance apart – or if preferred you could place
each picture on a different wall. With older
children include more than four examples and include
different actions, for example, walk, hop, jump,
side step rather than running.
activity leader calls out one of the words and the
children must race to the correct one – the winner
of the race being the person who arrives first.
At the end of the game the activity leader reminds
the children of the category word
You will need two photos of the words in your chosen
category. Each person playing will have two
different pictures. Make sure not to include any
duplicates. You will need to sit in a circle.
activity leader calls out two photos (make sure not
to call out two photos belonging to the same child).
The children who have
those photos must change places, swapping the photo
that has been named by the caller as they pass each
other. When the leader calls out the category word,
everyone changes places.
You will need four or
more people (including you) to play the game. You
will need a set of photographs of the words in your
Place the photos on the table.
activity leader starts by dividing the group into
to return to the GIGIA Maths