Find some natural objects such as sticks, stones, leaves, etc and make each one represent a number e.g.
A leaf = 1 , a stick =5, a stone =7, a seed = 10, a nut =12
Use the objects (and some small sticks to make the symbols + – x and divide) and make some sums.
Can you make a sum where the answer is 4, 6, 13, 14, 25, 82, 84, 120. Challenge yourself to make the biggest number you can using one of each of the objects.
What about if you can use more than one object? Make equations for your family to solve and use different numbers for the objects if you like.
The possibilities are endless.
Have a good weekend.